Advocates of Ozaukee is a non-profit organization that has dedicated itself to ending domestic and sexual violence and helping victims for over thirty years. To update their web presence, Advocates reached out to Starkmedia to begin development on a new website. When we first met with Executive Director Barb Fischer to discuss the project, we were moved by the organization’s vision and felt highly motivated to create a website that would be both engaging and safe for its users.
Sadly, many victims of domestic and sexual violence don’t feel safe enough to search for helpful resources, especially if they are at home or anywhere their abuser might be able to view their internet activity. With this in mind, the Starkmedia team made the quick exit links at the header and foot of each site page more prominent: simply clicking either of the bright pink exit buttons will redirect any site visitor to the Google homepage. The site also includes a page that provides instructions on how to cover and erase browsing history, titled “Cover Your Tracks” in the menu bar.
The team built the site using WordPress, and populated the site’s content and took care of its hosting. They gave special attention to the page dedicated to news and testimonials so that the Advocates staff would be able to keep these sections current with the rest of the site. A secure certificate was also put in place so that any user information submitted on the site will be kept safe.
At the end of this project, we were pleased to present Advocates of Ozaukee with a website that is safe and comfortable for both visitors and staff to use. Executive Director Barb Fischer made the following statement after the site was completed: “Working with Starkmedia was one of the smartest and best business decisions I made in 2016. They made the process of redoing our website simple and fun while the entire time being completely professional. The team embraced our message and mission and made it so much more effective. Love these people.”
Advocates of Ozaukee continues to provide excellent support, resources, and protection to women and men who are victims of domestic and sexual violence. If you would like to offer your support or make a donation, visit http://www.advocatesofozaukee.com/content/give-help to learn more about how you can help.