Who we are
Threads of Compassion is a loosely connected group of survivors of sexual violence who desire to offer comfort and support to recent victims.
Since 2010, a small group of people have met regularly in Oklahoma City to knit and crochet scarves as a way to offer comfort to recent survivors of sexual violence. These handmade scarves as a tangible reminder that they are not alone.
Anyone is welcome to knit or crochet a scarf to donate. Although many of us have been directly affected by sexual assault or abuse, many more have been indirectly affected and want to help.
How does Threads of Compassion work?
Donated scarves will be packaged and given to the YWCA’s Rape Crisis Center. When a survivor of sexual violence goes to the hospital for an exam, the specially-trained nurse will offer them a scarf to take with them. It’s a little reminder that they are not alone, and that there is hope.
We began working with the Oklahoma City YWCA in 2010.
How you can help
We need completed scarves (see the requirements for size and yarn type), materials, and help packaging.
If you would like to join us or find out more, contact Jessica at [email protected] for more information.