Joan's Wish List

This year Joan's Wish List is proud to be supporting Rainbow Services which is a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1983 to address the issue of domestic violence (DV). According to national estimates, one in four women will be a victim of DV in her lifetime, and the estimates for male victimization are as high as one in seven. The United States Surgeon General has long recognized DV as a public health epidemic, and both urban and rural communities cite DV as a leading cause of homelessness among women with children. The families we serve struggle to overcome the combined challenges of generational exposure to family violence and poverty, and their options for safe shelter are extremely limited due to inadequate local strategies to address homelessness for DV survivors and their children. Rainbow’s mission is to end the cycle of domestic violence