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HAL HERMAN CHILDREN’S FUND Helps save the youngest survivors of domestic violence


In 2008 the Hal Herman Children’s Fund was established by Lois Herman as a celebration of her husband’s 80th birthday. 


HHCF Brochure

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The Hal Herman Children’s Fund, at Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc., helps support the smallest survivors of domestic violence. Even when children don’t see domestic abuse, they usually know it is happening. It can affect them deeply.

Through the Hal Herman Children’s Fund and the generosity of those who support Women In Distress, children receive supervised care while their parent is in counseling and also receive help from specialized therapists that use play therapy, art therapy and more to help these children break the cycle of domestic violence.

Everyday Women In Distress works hard to meet the needs of each child that walks through the door, but we couldn’t do this without your help. Over half of the individuals we serve in the Emergency Shelter are children. A gift to Hal Herman Children’s Fund will allow us to continue to support the needs of survivors of domestic abuse and their children. As always, all of our services are provided free of charge.

Please consider making a gift to the Hal Herman Children’s Fund at Women In Distress. Every gift will have an impact on the life of a survivor of domestic abuse and their family. Gifts of $500 or more will be recognized with an engraved plate in honor of a family member, friend or loved one on the Hal Herman Children’s Fund Celebration Wall at the Women In Distress Family Center.

A gift to the Hal Herman Children’s Fund will support the littlest victims of domestic violence receiving services at Women In Distress.

Donate to the Hal Herman Children’s Fund

For online donations, please click here.
To donate by mail, please make check payable to Women In Distress with Hal Herman Children’s Fund in the memo line and send to:

Hal Herman Children’s Fund
c/o Women In Distress
P.O. Box 50187
Lighthouse Point, FL 33074


Celebration Wall

Recognize life’s moments with a unique, permanent gift while giving hope to families and children affected by domestic violence. Make a donation in honor of a family member, friend, or loved one and they will be recognized on a special Celebration Wall at the Women In Distress Family Center.

  • $1,500 gift in honor of children can provide 16 emergency shelter nights, with a nameplate and a framed photo of the honored child on the Celebration Wall (7 available).
  • $1,000 gift can provide 20 counseling sessions, with a nameplate on the Celebration Wall (3 available).
  • $500 gift can answer 49 crisis line calls, with a nameplate on the Celebration Wall (200 available).

To make a contribution and receive recognition on the Celebration Wall, please contact Michael Barron, Director of Development, at MBarron@WomenInDistress.org

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