Gulf Coast Women's Center For
Nonviolence

Make A Donation

Just $21 can buy:

You - ONE of these:
  • Movie tickets for two
  • Restaurant meal for one with drink and tip
  • One new shirt
  • Two large specialty pizzas from Domino's
  • Nine gourmet cupcakes
  • Two double quarter pounder meals & two large shakes
  • One Frozen DVD + tax
  • Four venti caramel Frappuccinos
  • One acrylic nail fill
  • A night of bowling with the guys
A Victim - ALL of these:
  • Safe haven for her and children
  • Three meals and snacks
  • Clothing
  • Personal hygiene products
  • 24/7 Crisis intervention
  • Child care
  • Individual & group counseling
  • Prevention Education
  • Parenting support & education
  • Life skills training
  • Transportation (by shelter employee}
  • Education/job training
  • Phone & computer access
  • Individual, group, & family counseling with children

Financial Donations

Your tax-deductible cash donation may be made online by charge/debit card or by mail with a check.

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Donate By Check

Please make your check payable to
Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence,
and mail to:
PO Box 333
Biloxi, MS 39533

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Donating Goods

Used Clothing: Due to storage limitations the Center has an arrangement with Humane Society of South Mississippi. Please ensure you donate to the Humane Society Thrift Store on behalf of the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence and our women and children clients can shop for free. (See "A great way to show your support", below).

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Used Appliances and Furniture: Must be in good working order and have a clean, new appearance. May require a few weeks to schedule a pick-up.

Christmas Family Adoption: We have many clients and families who need sponsors for Christmas each year. Please contact Kimberly Robertson at krobertson@gcwcfn.org or Taylor Steurer at tsteurer@gcwcfn.org or by phone at (228)436-3809 if you or your group is interested in adopting one or more families for Christmas.

Volunteer Your Time

The Center is always in need of volunteers! We could use your help on any of our Volunteer Teams:

volunteers
  • Crisis Line/Residential Assistant Volunteers
  • Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocates
  • Donation Pickup/Delivery Volunteers
  • Art Group Volunteers
  • Administrative/Clerical Volunteers
  • Garden Volunteers
  • Tabling Event Volunteers
  • Holiday Activity/Special Occasion Volunteers
  • Interns

To see a description of our volunteer teams, check here or download one of our applications below. For volunteer inquiries, contact Suzanne MaGee at smagee@gcwcfn.org or call the Center at (228) 436-3809 (must be 18 yrs old to apply).

We will not be offering another volunteer training until the beginning of 2017, so new volunteers are encouraged to assist with our Christmas activities or wait until after the holidays to apply.

Application

GCWCFN Volunteer Application: PDF MS Word

This document must be submitted by the Volunteer Applicant for the application process to begin. Some placements, such as our crisis line or sexual assault volunteers, may need to submit additional documentation or complete background checks before being assigned to duty. These documents will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator only if needed.

Volunteer Sexual Assault Advocates

Willing community members who are at least 21 years old may be trained to become sexual assault victim advocates. These special people make themselves available to be on call to visit victims of sexual assault in the hospital, provide support, and share information about available support services. If you are interested in becoming an SA Advocate, please contact Stephanie Piper at spiper@gcwcfn.org or (228) 436-3809.

Volunteer Usher Program

photo of our IP Concert volunteers

One great, fun way to help support our Center is to participate in our volunteer usher program. Through a cooperative agreement with IP Casino and Golden Nugget Casino, we provide volunteers to serve as ushers at their concerts, and they provide a financial donation for each show. We are always in need of volunteers. The work is easy and ushers get to see some great concerts for free! Watch our Events Calendar (in the sidebar) for upcoming opportunities, and contact Tammy Leth (tammy.leth@gmail.com) for IP shows, or Dan Kazumura (daniel.kazumura@gmail.com) for Golden Nugget shows, to sign up prior to the show. Must be 21 or over to participate.

photo of our Walk A Mile volunteers

Join The Campaign

We're working hard every day to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, but we can't do it alone - we need your voice! There are many ways that you can get involved in helping to stop the violence:

Be An Advocate for Victims
Ending violence starts with confronting harmful attitudes in everyday situations and speaking up on behalf of victims. You can help be an advocate for victims by doing things such as:

  • Calling the police whenever you see domestic violence or dating violence happening
  • Sharing our crisis line number (800-800-1396) with anyone you believe may be a victim and need our help
  • Posting our number, flyers, or brochures in your workplace or resource area
  • Speaking out whenever you hear someone blaming a sexual assault victim because of her appearance or behavior
  • Reporting sexual harassment to human resources at work
  • Refusing to make or accept excuses for an abuser's behavior
  • Speaking up and reporting suspicions of child abuse or child sexual abuse to Dept. of Human Services
  • Confronting controlling behaviors, stalking, or misogynistic attitudes with friends when they happen

Participate in Our Events
The Center hosts many public events throughout the year, from our Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, to our Purple For Peace campaign in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These events are always fun, and we need you! Watch our Events Calendar, join our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with all our upcoming events.

Host A Training
Are you part of a civic group, church group, club or class? Can you bring together a group of interested friends? Contact us to have a speaker come talk to your group about domestic violence or sexual assault awareness and prevention. It's a great way to spread awareness and help us get the word out about the services available at our Center.

No More campaign

Join The No More Campaign
NoMore.org has a wealth of information, video PSAs, and graphics you can use to share information about stopping domestic violence and sexual assault.

Share and Retweet
Whenever we have an event, or we have an immediate, specific need (e.g., a family is moving out of shelter and needs beds, or we have several babies in residence and we've run out of diapers) - our quickest way to reach out for help is through social media. Following us, re-tweeting and sharing our posts goes a long way toward helping us get the word out.

Jessie Bardwell Tees

Carla Ivy Bardwell is sponsoring a t-shirt fundraiser for Adrienne's House in Pascagoula in memory of her daughter Jessie Bardwell. All proceeds will go directly to assist those in our local community affected by domestic violence. Please help us to celebrate Jessie's vibrant and caring spirit while helping our community. We will be taking orders starting September 10th while celebrating Jessie's birthday through October 15th for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Shirts will be ready for pickup/delivery the end of October. Purchase here through PayPal or contact Carla at 228-696-8775 with questions or orders.

Sizes Youth XS - Adult XL $15
Sizes Adult 2X-4X $17

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Tee Shirts

These special edition, high-quality white cotton tees are now available to commemorate Moonlight Masquerade 2014! The front pocket area is decorated with the “Peace, Love, & Understanding” logos, while the back features our original “Feeling Groovy” art print designed by local artist Christopher Inglis Stebly.

All Sizes Just $20!
**All sizes sold out except Small and 3X**

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Saving Animals and Families Everyday

A great way to show your support!

Just drop off your donated items to the Humane Society of South Mississippi in either of its thrift store locations (Gulfport or Ocean Springs) and let them know you're donating on behalf of the Women's Center. They will then provide us with vouchers our clients can then use to purchase clothing or household items for their family!

Upcoming Events

Apr
21
Fri

6th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Biloxi MS

May
10
Wed

Free Green Dot Training

Gulfport MS

Jun
22
Thu

Rural Senior Abuse Network Training

MGCCC-Perkinston, Malone Hall

Sep
12
Tue

Advancing Strategies For A Safe & Healthy Community Conference

Golden Nugget Casino

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