Make a Difference this Mother's Day!

For the tens of thousands of women who will spend Mother’s Day in domestic violence shelters, the day will be one to simply celebrate peace and safety for themselves and their children. And some women trapped in abusive relationships will only wish that at least on Mother’s Day — one day a year — they could find some respite from abuse.

This Mother's Day, celebrate a special woman in your life by providing a night of safety for a woman in crisis.

A $45 donation to the Shelter for Help in Emergency is all it takes to provide one-night of safe housing, counseling, and support for abused women in the greater Charlottesville-Albemarle area and neighboring counties.  

We will send a card to the woman you've chosen to honor, notifying her that your gift helped a woman take a step toward a safer life. 

Win Dinner for Two at Broadcloth and a bottle of Blanc de Blanc from the Wool Factory

In addition, for every $45 donation you make, we'll enter your name in a raffle for dinner for two at Broadcloth and a bottle of Blanc de Blanc from the Wool Factory. Winners will be contacted on May 7th. 


Did you know…

  • Most of the women who come to the Shelter for Help in Emergency are mothers fleeing violent homes with their children.
  • Each year, the Shelter for Help in Emergency provides nearly 5,000 nights of safe shelter for over 200 victims of domestic violence and their children from the central Virginia area.
  • The Shelter's Outreach Program provides services to over 250 women, children, and men each year.


Click here to purchase your Mother's Day cards online and provide a night of safe housing.

If you prefer to donate by mail, download our Mother's Day form and mail to:
Shelter for Help in Emergency
PO Box 1013
Charlottesville, VA  22902