What We are About

Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc. (SWEINC), is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that brings awareness to and stands against domestic violence. Since domestic violence is such a taboo topic of discussion, so many people suffer in silence each day. In this country,  a number of people have been impacted by domestic violence either directly, or indirectly. Our organization has been providing supportive emergency services to women and their children seeking refuge through securing shelter, clothing, and other resources at the critical stage when victims leave their abusers. SWEINC has now developed a movement through a national stage play that will positively impact the lives of many victims, and create awareness for so many. SWEINC also sponsored its first annual community day, highlighting domestic violence awareness and giving out resources. In 2012, SWEINC hosted a fundraising gala aimed at raising funds to support domestic violence victims and their families.  SWEINC also sponsored theater productions of the national stage play Bound and Gagged which were performed several times during 2013-2016. The proceeds from these events assisted tremendously with the costs associated with helping victims, spreading awareness and providing resources.

 

The statistics surrounding domestic violence:

 

  •  1 in 4 women will be personally exposed to domestic violence in their lifetime.
  •  There are 960,000 reported incidents of domestic violence in the US each year.
  •  6,000,000 children witness domestic violence first hand each year.
  •  $7.5 billion is spent annually in family violence costs by this nation in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and  foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity.

We, at Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc., along with numerous community partners, have assisted victims and abusers alike, by supporting the stage play Bound and Gagged. Since 2012, the organization has partnered with New Horizon and New Endeavors Women’s Shelters in such events as the Domestic Violence Awareness Gala, Toyland, and Guest-Speaking Engagements at the shelters. We have partnered in our community with local churches such as Spirit of Faith Christian Center, First Baptist Church of Capitol Heights, First Baptist Church of Minnesota Ave., Campbell AME, and Union Temple. The outreach programs with whom Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc. has partnered include: Catch Them Young, D.C. Job Corp., WHUR Behind Closed Doors, P.G. Storm football team, Sharper Minds Symposium for Teens, Serenity’s Door, Men Cry Too, Diadem International, Divine Images Network, and Dee's House of Hope. Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc. supplied Thanksgiving meals for domestic violence families, Christmas Meals and Gifts for children who lost both parents to domestic violence. High profile domestic violence victims such as Tonya Wilkerson Sullivan, and little Kodi who was shot on a D.C. Metro bus, and a family relocated under witness protection, who fled their home state to escape domestic violence were all benefactors of Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc.’s efforts. Additionally, we have a host of high school students and Job Corp students who volunteer their time and talents to assist us further with our organization’s efforts.

 

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Making a Difference

Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline         1.800.799.SAFE (7233)  |  1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.  There are no fees, no names, no judgment. Just help.

 

 

 

 

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