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"Meet The Need": Day 20 | The Women's Center in Waukesha, Mary Hennis

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Listen: For Day 20 of 50 in our Meet The Need, we take a look at the Women's Center in Waukesha and how safety fits into the basic need picture. Usually in a discussion of basic needs, physical basic needs come to mind. When we talk about hunger and homelessness, those sensations are easy imagine. I know what it's like, if only temporarily, to lack food and shelter. However, imagine how your life would be effected without safety, if rather than hunger or cold gnawing at your mind, it was the fear of physical or emotional abuse. In these pieces, Mary Hennis, Director of Counseling, Advocacy, and Education Programs at The Women's Center in Waukesha, makes clear why work supporting women facing domestic and sexual abuse is so important: -Domestic violence in your community is easy to ignore, but the cost is great: [audio=1] -The history of The Women's Center in Waukesha -- from humble beginnings to their current day operation: [audio=2] -Consider safety as a basic need, and what your life would be like without it: [audio=3] -Almost all of the pieces throughout this campaign have been under two minutes, but sometimes a piece cannot be cut down to that length. This is one of those cases. Here, Mary captures exactly why the work done at the Women's Center in Waukesha is important through a woman's story: [audio=4] For more information on The Women's Center in Waukesha visit their website, and if you'd like to help The Women's Center in Waukesha meet their needs this holiday season, learn how you can help here. Produced by: Adam Carr