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Suvivors of domestic violence need your help!
$280 raised
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Ended Nov 24, 2014
It’s difficult to imagine that this van is a life saver simply by looking at this picture, but it has been used to save the lives of countless women and children fleeing from abusive living situations. This van is used to relocate survivors to ... More ...

It’s difficult to imagine that this van is a life saver simply by looking at this picture, but it has been used to save the lives of countless women and children fleeing domestic violence. This van is used to relocate survivors to safe housing. That sometimes means shelters in other towns when our shelter, Safe Haven, is full.

When survivors are ready to leave the Safe Haven, it’s this van that helps them look for permanent housing. Our clients take tremendous strides before reaching a place where they are prepared to leave the Safe Haven. This van gives them and their children the opportunity to get to and from medical, counseling and legal appointments.

We bought this van used back in 2002, and it has been one of our most useful tools. But, as with all things, it has an expiration date. We desperately need to replace this van with a newer, more reliable van. This van belongs to the survivors and their children. It helps us help them to break the cycle of violence.

Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violence behaviors from one generation to the nest. Boys who witness domestic violence are TWICE AS LIKELY to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.

How do we use this van to break the cycle of violence? We used it for field trips and outings for the children. We love taking them to the waterpark and zoo. During the summer, we take at least 8 trips a month, both in and out of town.

Giving them the opportunity to experience things that they would not normally be able to helps shape the person they are going to be.

Please help us by making a donation today.

Thank you!

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