To help  make a difference in the community, the Evening Star Quilters proudly supports SafeHouse, which is a service offered by the YWCA of Greater Flint.

SafeHouse provides safe emergency shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout Genesee County. The length of stay in SafeHouse is up to 30 days with extensions depending on circumstances. There are no fees for service. Upon leaving SafeHouse, individuals may still access YWCA services. SafeHouse shelter services include:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Individual Counseling
  • Counseling for Children
  • Support Groups
  • Educational Classes

With the aforementioned in mind, the Evening Star Quilters collect and contribute items to the program, based on the following schedule: (revised Jan 2014)

  • January – Bed Pillows or Monetary Donations
  • February – Sanitary Needs or Monetary Donations
  • March – Cleaning Supplies or Monetary Donations
  • April – Quilt Donations or Monetary Donations
  • May – Bath Towels or Monetary Donations
  • June – Diapers or Monetary Donations
  • July – Personal Hygiene (deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) or Monetary Donations
  • August – Children’s Clothing (socks, underwear, etc.) or Monetary Donations
  • September – Twin-size sheets or Monetary Donations
  • October – Quilt Donations or Monetary Donations
  • November – Toys & Books or Monetary Donations
  • December – Diapers or Monetary Donations

Those individuals seeking the assistance of SafeHouse may contact a 24-hour crisis hotline at(810) 238-SAFE or (810) 238-7233. For general information, the YWCA of Greater Flint may be contacted at:

YWCA of Greater Flint
310 East Third Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 238-7621 – Tel.
(810) 238-1424 – Fax