Provide a Safe Place for Families Fleeing Violence



This project will help to provide a safe haven for domestic violence survivors and their children escaping violence in their homes. It will provide them with the critical resources necessary to immediately flee a violent situation.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

One in four women throughout the world will experience domestic violence at some point during their lifetime. On average, every 17 minutes in the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department receives a call due to an incidence of domestic violence. This project will positively benefit more than 100 families throughout the Metropolitan area that are in need of immediate relief.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will respond to the needs of domestic violence survivors and their children who must immediately flee their homes because of violence. The resources will provide them with shelter, a safe haven and the tools necessary to begin rebuilding their lives.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will provide immediate, emergency support for hundreds of families whose safety is contingent upon them leaving their homes. As a result of this project, lives will ultimately be saved.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $250

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $250 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Lynea Woody

Washington, District of Columbia United States

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Map of Provide a Safe Place for Families Fleeing Violence
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