“Helping those in need 24/7” is the slogan and has been clearly demonstrated by Clema Lewis is the Executive Director of The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, a non-profit organization for domestic violence victims, which was founded 40 years ago.
The idea was first birthed at a symposium for women writers in 1981 at the College of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix campus (now called University of the Virgin Islands). Among those writers were Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Dr. Gloria I. Joseph.
Ms. Lewis is a well-known “Guardian” and advocates for victims of domestic violence here on the island of St. Croix. St. Croix is truly blessed to have her. Ms. Lewis started out as a part-time volunteer, and throughout the years served in different roles to the leader position she now holds. You can hear the genuine passion in her voice about victims’ best interest, safety and road to recovery. She, along with her trained, qualified and dedicated staff and volunteers have been truly instrumental in making the organization a safe haven for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix provides a free range of services, such as counseling, housing, utility assistance, food assistance, and a variety of other resources. They also have staff members who speak Spanish. Domestic violence does not discriminate and can happen anyone. The Women’s Coalition does not discriminate and will assist regardless of victim’s race, color, national origin race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability.
Since this organization is non-profit, they are fully funded by donations. If you would like to give back to this organization, that has been and is still committed to helping our St. Croix community, you can do so with money or time. You can also support their different fundraisers each year.
Please visit their website for more information: https://wcstx.org/
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please call (340) 773-9272.