For over four decades, The Shenandoah Women’s Center has been a steady resource and voice for people in crisis. And a rebrand of the organization – to better reflect the 30+ years of work they’ve done to stem the tide of violence against women, men and children in the Eastern Panhandle – is a great way to celebrate!
“The Shenandoah Women’s Center has always been the de facto voice of advocacy and victim support in the Eastern Panhandle community. This new name and brand reinforces their foundational mission – to help individuals in the most vulnerable situations thrive,” says Jessi, Owner of LovelyPixels. Founded in 1977 by a group of community volunteers that wanted to help women being affected by domestic abuse, the Shenandoah Women’s Center formed the areas first crisis hotline. Since then, the demographics and local issues of the Eastern Panhandle have grown to reflect a population boom and subsequent social issues that accompany community growth.
“It’s a very exciting time for us” says Katie Spriggs, Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (EPEC) Executive Director. “Our new name is in keeping with our historic commitment of preventing future violence and providing local resources through increased awareness, knowledge and outreach.”
At EPEC, we are committed to providing services that address the needs of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault victims/survivors and their non-offending family members.