Many people look forward to the holidays. The food, the company, the décor, the smells, and the precious memories that most remember so fondly.
There is another side to that coin, however, the holidays can bring up trauma in many ways, especially for domestic abuse survivors. For some, there are specific holidays and memories that have been tainted by acts of domestic violence, or if they have left their abuser and have to start over, this can be a very lonely time.
Besides the trauma, it can also be a huge stressor on our survivors. A form of domestic violence is financial abuse, and many of our survivors flee to Women In Distress with nothing more than the clothes off their back, often times cut off from financial access. They are starting over, not with a clean, fresh start, but dealing with the tentacles of domestic violence and getting back on their feet financially. The stress brought on during the holidays can even add pressure to provide a “normal” family holiday meal to the children in shelter.
Donating funds, a gift, or gift cards helps our survivors look forward to the holidays, and a brighter and better future. When you support Women In Distress, families are touched, hope is given, and lives are saved. Your support and generosity are crucial in helping us provide safe shelter and critical services to women, children and men who are fleeing abusive homes. You are helping to provide critical services such as shelter, counseling and support to thousands of families and educating thousands more with messages of prevention. In short, you are changing lives.
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