There’s nothing more powerful than a mother’s everlasting love. As we celebrate the strength and compassion of moms this Mother’s Day, we are reminded that every woman and child deserves a chance to live and lead healthy and self-sufficient lives free of violence.
Domestic violence continues to be a major barrier to the social and economic empowerment of women. As the world begins to open up for most of us, the physical, emotional, and financial abuse domestic violence victims face keeps them shut out from the rest of the world. But there’s help and hope.
Each year, Women In Distress provides over 3,200 women, children, and men with emergency shelter and supportive services to heal from the trauma of domestic violence. Most of the women who come through our doors are mothers fleeing violent homes with their children, leaving behind everything they own for a chance to provide a safe future for their children. Here, survivors receive safe shelter and therapy, job readiness training, legal assistance, and other supportive services that empower them to go on.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, your gift will be matched, doubling the impact of your donation. Give today to honor the strength of a woman in your life while providing hope and encouragement to survivors when they need it the most.
This Mother’s Day, let’s commit to ending domestic violence.
Linda L. Parker, Ph.D.
President and CEO