Rotary foots bill for Crisis Centre World Cup campaign

| 09/07/2018
CNS Local Life

Justin Bodden, of Rotary Club, presents donation cheque to CICC board member Brooke Moore

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) has launched a public awareness campaign to promote the shelter during the World Cup, with the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman financing the initiative with a $1,000 donation. The non-profit centre, which provides support and shelter to victims of domestic abuse, launched this campaign to remind women, men and children that help is available should victims need a safe refuge.

Ania Milanowska, CICC executive director, said globally there is a correlation between the World Cup and an increase in domestic-violence cases. “Based on our statistics from the 2014 World Cup, this increase in domestic violence cases also happened in Cayman,” she said.

During the 2014 World Cup, the three bedroom, two-bathroom shelter housed 25 individuals (13 women and 12 children), with 17 of those seeking a safe house during the games.

Justin Bodden, president of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, said his organisation was happy to help the CICC with the funding of the campaign. “The Crisis Centre provides such an important resource to the Cayman Islands community and we are grateful for the opportunity to support this cause,” he said.

“It is unfortunate that the domestic violence cases increase during large sporting events such as the World Cup and we hope spreading the word about the shelter will remind victims and the general community their services are available.”

Milanowska thanked the club, saying, “these funds help us to inform the local community about the service and support we offer. We truly hope that domestic violence cases will be down this year.”

For more information about the Crisis Centre go to its website. The 24-hour crisis line is always available at 943-CICC (2422).

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