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Give today to support peace and healing for a victim of violence today!

Thank You! You have made positive change possible for a survivor of violence!

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Somewhere on St. Croix, a victim is calling for help.

"Unless someone offers a friendly smile, a helping hand, a caring word, a listening ear, somebody, somewhere loses the courage to live."–Unknown

Before WCSC began, there was no place on St. Croix for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault get help focused on the unique challenges they face. Our work began with volunteers offering support without judgement to rape victims in crisis. Victims of domestic violence were in need of crisis intervention and safe, emergency housing as well. The need for a safe space to offer a range of supportive programs and services to victims and survivors helped shape what evolved into the Women's Coalition of St. Croix.

Imagine surviving an abusive relationship to escape with nothing but the clothes on your back. Imagine escaping the abuse, but being in imminent danger and not knowing where to go for help. WCSC is here to assist with building a safer, better life in every situation.

I am alive today because of the Women's Coalition of St. Croix! They have helped me through an exceptionally bad time in my life, providing the support that I needed to break free of a deadly relationship. Real love means healthy, kind relationships!

–G., Survivor of Domestic Violence

Survivors in the secondary stages of healing attend support groups facilitated by WCSC counselors once a week. Call our main office at (340)773-9272 for more information.

"Never Would Have Made It"
God certainly never promised us days without rain or days without trials and perplexities. I am a strong believer that the storms in my life, or in some cases the tornadoes, have [made] me so very humble and grateful for where I find myself today. Group has been a blessing to me. In group I have learned to love myself, I have learned to forgive, I have learned not to let the past control my future."
–A., Survivor


I suffered emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse during my marriage. Friends and family thought he was a good husband and a good provider. He put on an act in front of people. No one knew the abuse my children and I were suffering behind closed doors.

I was isolated from the outside world and was afraid to ask for help. I ran away with my three children to St. Croix, USVI. I couldn't have done it on my own, I had help. I was referred to WCSC by an adviser for New York Family Court.

This support group has changed my life tremendously. I was still wounded and vulnerable and angry! Coming to group gave me a safe haven to vent my hurt, anger, concerns and goals. Group has helped me do that self-work needed to rebuild my self-esteem. The support group provides a nurturing environment that teaches you to trust your instincts and you learn what to look out for so you don't continue to make wrong choices. When individuals learn to love themselves, they are least likely to find themselves in an abusive relationship of any kind.

I am thankful for WCSC; these people are like angels here on earth. Because of WCSC, I have an opportunity to break the cycle of abuse and move on with my life. I am a survivor. I want to encourage others who are being abused, to speak up. Don't be ashamed. Don't worry about what people will say and what they will think. You are important! This is your life. Speak up and save yourself and you might also save someone else. There is help. All you have to do is ask for it.

–L., Survivor


It's like I've been guided from the edge of the cliff back into the safety of an oasis. Before being introduced to the Women's Coalition of St. Croix, I suffered from low self-esteem, depression, anxiety attacks, panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. The traumatic experience of childhood sexual molestation, being raped at 18, and feeling trapped in mentally, emotionally, physically, financially and verbally abusive relationships left me not wanting to live. But all that has changed since coming to WCSC.

At first I felt that WCSC wouldn't have anything to offer me and felt ashamed to even consider going there. But I'm here to say this it was the best decision I ever made in reclaiming my life! The Domestic Violence Support Group isn't about being a victim, it's about a group of women embracing each other through difficulty and pain and rising above it to a place of healing and self-discovery. Through this group I have found the strength to heal and overcome the darkness of my past. I've learned self-love and have gained a sisterhood of women that have added value to my life. WCSC and the Domestic Violence Support Group is a safe haven for women from all walks of life to come and start the healing process from wounds both visible and unseen. With the aid and support of the counselors and support groups of the WCSC, I am now a strong, healthier person who realizes her beauty both inside and out!-–Survivor

Volunteers are a special part of the WCSC family. They commit their time, talents and patience to help those in need, and spread messages of hope on our behalf, wherever they go.

I thank you for all the kindness you have shown and for teaching me how a simple "Good Morning" can generate a bright smile and warm attitude. As a minority in your community, you have taught me a greater meaning for acceptance and humbleness. It is a great honor to be able to give back to your community and I thank you.

–JoAnna, Volunteer from Winona State University, Minnesota

Below is an excerpt from the letter written to us by the son of a beloved volunteer when she passed away:

The Women's Coalition was very near and dear to her heart and she spoke of the organization often. She would come to our house and ask the kids if they played with this toy or watched this movie and if the answer was no, then it ended up in a box and was sent to Stx….You have a great organization and help many people on the island. Please keep up the great work helping those in need.

We are there to offer help when tragedy strikes in the workplace. Our crisis counselors provide support and assistance to employees at our crisis center or on-site when necessary.

On behalf of the Staff and Judges of the Superior Court, I express heartfelt gratitude to the Women's Coalition for counseling services provided to our employees during the bereavement of our beloved Deputy Marshal Ronald Rogers. We truly appreciate you rearranging your schedule to assist our establishment in its darkest hour; your presence, kind words, warm embraces and listening ear offered comfort to ease [the] burden of our loss.

Once again I extend my deepest appreciation for your overwhelming support during our time of sorrow as well as throughout the years.

–Judge Darryl D. Donohue, Sr., Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix