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Founder of Kim's Krew
Cindy Sellitto created Kim’s Krew in 2014 after the brutal domestic violence murder of her daughter Kim in November 2013. In order to cope with all that comes with this devastation, they started making Helping Hand Bags for the homeless to help get through the brutal Connecticut winters. That process evolved once we moved south. Throughout much work and support we have become a 501(3)(C). Parents of deceased children never hear anyone say their child’s name. Kim’s Krew will be her legacy.
Our mission is to provide domestic triage for families and individuals who are homeless, newly housed, or working poor while they wait for assistance from government and/or private programs and/or are guid-ed to access their own resources.
We respond to requests of those seeking help within 24 hours or less and domestic triage begins. Contact is made by email, text, or phone leading up to an in person visit to assess the situation and start the client directed assistance.
We provide all or part of a Starter Survival Kit which may include: 2 weeks of nonperishable food, personal, hygiene, and cleaning products, beds/air mattresses, sheets, pillow, towels, and items needed to prepare a meal. We collect information to begin developing an often long and changing plan to sustainability. This usually includes matching them with other organizations that have the best chance of meeting their needs and then guiding them through the process. We identify the cli-ent’s own skills and resources and encourage them to become proactive in the process.
We provide follow up on a regular basis for as long as it is beneficial to the client. The ability for our clients to stay out of homelessness involves a long commitment to our families.
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Our Next General Membership ZOOM Meeting
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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The Democratic Women's Club
is an autonomous organization chartered by the state Democratic Women's Club. Its goal is the furtherance of women's issues. The club meets monthly for business and fellowship, and to hear talks on issues of interest to women. The Club joins with the Democratic Party of Florida in supporting candidates who support the Democratic Party and its platform.
In normal times, we meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club at 11:30 a.m. During the current pandemic, our meetings are via Zoom.
Each year, the DWC is proud to offer scholarships to deserving young people of Manatee County. Click here for a scholarship rules and application form. Learn more about our 2019 Scholarship Winners here!
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