1 in 3 homicides in Virginia is the result of domestic violence.
On Saturday, April 25, 2015 mentors and mentees from Old Dominion University’s Women’s Initiative Network gathered in Webb Center at ODU to talk about community involvement and the support Samaritan House provides victims of domestic violence. Prior to Saturday, the mentors purchased and collected supplies to be included in Welcome Kits that are given to clients as they enter Samaritan House’s emergency housing program. The mentors donated the items in honor of their mentees and the hard work they have done throughout the school year. After a brief program, the group organized the items into reusable ODU bags that were brought to Samritan House for distribution and storage.
About WIN: The Women’s Initiative Network at Old Dominion University was started by First Lady, Kate Broderick. WIN partners undergraduate students with successful executives, entrepreneurs, ODU and public sector leaders. Mentors work with their mentees to foster academic, professional, and social success. In addition to mentorship, WIN members are asked to assist with the philanthropic goals of the group in establishing a WIN Endowed Scholarship.