We have provided more than 30 children and youth impacted by domestic and family violence access to professional counseling and peer group support.
We have provided Christmas gifts, basic need donations and school supplies to more than 80 families seeking safety in family shelters.
We have reached over 400 children and youth with a message of domestic and family violence awareness and ending the cycle of abuse.
Children may have cognitive distortions or misunderstandings about what has happened or why it happened such as blaming themselves, blaming the victim, and blaming police or other authorities who attempt to intervene. We provide these children and youth with access to free licensed professional counseling and/or peer group support to help normalize their experience and decrease their sense of isolation.
Families troubled by domestic violence often times leave in a hurry without the ability to bring with them many possessions or basic needs. That is why we adopt families at various shelters to provide ongoing donations and, yes, even Christmas gifts. These supplies help provide some sense of normalcy in their world and encouragement as these families work to rebuild their lives.
A major part of our mission is our public outreach to be a voice against domestic violence. We work with various community leaders, public offices and juvenile detention centers to educate and empower large groups of youth at events or in online campaigns. Our hope is that by exposing domestic violence for what it really is, we can influence children and youth to be a voice to end the cycle of abuse.