Every Survivor is #CoraStrong
Cora Lamping Center
for survivors of domestic & Sexual violence
24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE:
Benton Harbor, MI 49023
8am – 5pm
Empowering all survivors to thrive
Survivors are offered services needed to develop safe, healthy, and meaningful lives for themselves and their children through positive encouragement and empowerment.
This includes shelter services for clients and their dependent children, 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, case management and assistance with basic needs.
Survivors are #corastrong
People per minute who are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
In the United States, 19.3 million women have been stalked in their lifetime. 60.8% of female stalking victims reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs to reasons stemming from abuse.
The Power of a gift
These are the most important donations and generally have the largest overall impact. Unrestricted donations in any amount help us address critical needs that arise throughout the year and assist us in meeting rising operating costs that affect all of our programs.
Designated Program Gifts
Donations in any amount designated for general use in a specific program help us provide the best care and services to clients of the designated program. All divistions under The Avenue utilize private financial support to maintain and improve client services for maximum impact and success.
Capital Improvement Gifts
These gifts assist The Avenue in the acquisition or renovation of facilities and equipment that are deemed necessary through strategic and budgetary planning. Gifts in any amount that can be applied toward the priority capital needs are welcomed.
Endowment Fund Gifts
The Avenue has a permanent endowment fund at the Berrien Community Foundation. Gifts in any amount to this fund are invested. A portion of the fund is distributed each year for use by The Avenue. These are gifts that “keep giving” because they always remain invested, generating future revenue that helps provide a stable source of income over time.
A planned gift is any gift that is made during lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and estate planning. Donors are advised to consult with their own financial and legal counsel prior to making a planned gift. One type of planned gift that is commonly used by individuals is a cash bequest to their designated charity, such as The Avenue.
Donations of equipment, goods, or services are in-kind gifts. To assure that The Avenue can utilize the items or services, thereby fulfilling donor wishes, please see the Give/Volunteer tab on our website to access the wish lists for each program. New items that are posted on the wish lists are always accepted and appreciated.
The magic of a wish list
Donations of equipment, goods, or services are in-kind gifts. To assure that Cora Lamping Center can utilize the items or services, thereby fulfilling donor wishes, please click through the categories below to view our updated wish list. New items that are posted on the wish lists are always accepted and appreciated. Please feel free to reach out with ideas for donations that are not currently on our wish list.
If you or someone else you may know has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault and would like to learn more about our services, please call for help:
24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE
Along with fundraising events throughout the year, Cora Lamping Center is honored to receive support from the following community funding partners.