Kahler Slater has committed to a two-year partnership with Richmond-based Safe Harbor as part of its corporate core value to “contribute to the communities we serve.” Through ongoing and regular activities, Kahler Slater will support the survivors of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking.
According to Safe Harbor, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men in Virginia have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime, and every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. The organization also shares that in 2015 there were 4,136 cases of sex trafficking reported in the state of Virginia. Safe Harbor offers comprehensive services for survivors including: individual and group counseling, children/youth services, a 24-hour helpline, court advocacy, emergency shelter, hospital accompaniment and community education and training. The Kahler Slater team is committed to supporting Safe Harbor’s work and mission to transform and rebuild the lives of these survivors.
“We are proud to be partnering with Safe Harbor,” says Kahler Slater’s executive vice president, Al Krueger. “These are serious, complex issues that need our attention. We look forward to supporting our community and the needs of the survivors through our involvement with Safe Harbor.”
In the coming year, Kahler Slater will be supporting Safe Harbor through meal preparation and service, supply donations, and participation in Safe Harbor’s annual Walk To End It. This includes a company-wide event in September as part of the Annual Kahler Slater Retreat and Community Service Day.
“We are honored to be chosen by Kahler Slater and look forward to partnering with them to build a safer community,” said Cathy Easter, Executive Director.
The two-year partnerships are a firmwide initiative. Kahler Slater’s Milwaukee office is working in collaboration with the Guest House Milwaukee which provides shelter, housing, education and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. The Madison office is working in collaboration with The Road Home Dane County which provides opportunities for homeless children and their families to achieve self-determined goals and affordable, stable housing.