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About Us

Recent global prevalence figures indicate that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime

 

Our Vision, Our Mission

Our vision is lofty – to close our doors forever because our services are no longer needed.

 

If we are going to end the cycle of violence forever, we view the issue of family violence holistically.

We see the trauma inflicted on children and the long term effects of family violence on them as they become adults.

 

To this end, our mission is: to provide safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children; to provide a 24-7 Crisis Helpline and a TalkLine for anyone in distress or just needing someone to talk to; to provide aftercare support to the former shelter clients; counselling and aftercare support to our shelter clients and other members of the public; to educate the community on what family violence is and what healthy relationships are; and to be an advocate for the often voiceless victims of violence.

 

We believe that violence against anyone should not be tolerated – whether it be against a woman, a child or a man.

 

Our Beginnings

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre was established in 2003 as the country’s first safe shelter for female victims of domestic violence and their children. Many members of the community deserve thanks for their vision and hard work, including Estella Scott-Roberts who established CICC, Cayman Islands Government and the members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman, who were instrumental in getting the CICC launched.

 

Mr. Len Layman also deserves special thanks as he chaired the Board of the CICC from its inception until 2015, working to fulfill his vision of a Cayman without violence towards women.

 

Statistics

We know that what we do is important work. Here’s how we know:

 

  2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015

Number of crisis calls received

157 196 287 316

Number of women sheltered

25 30 40 56

Number of children sheltered

27 37 39 54

Total number of Clients sheltered

52 67 79 113