Day Care For Babies & Toddlers Of Abuse Victims

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
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Summary

Battered American mothers who flee foreign countries with their children home to the USA to escape abuse have to start over from scratch. Without child support, alimony or half the marital assets, they must secure safe housing and jobs. One of the biggest obstacles is being able to afford child care for their babies and toddlers.With this project, we will be able to pay for one month of day care at $500 per month for 5 battered mothers.
$2,515.00
total raised
39
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Battered American mother's that have fled home for safety to the USA with their babies and toddlers need to find safe day care while they get back on their feet, find a job and a place to live. Some are able to rely on family members or friends, but many can't return to where they have connections because of safety concerns. We want to provide day care for 5 mothers for one month while they re-establish their lives in the USA.

Solution

Five battered American mothers will have daycare for one month for their babies and toddlers enabling them to secure housing and a job knowing their children are safe and secure.

Long-Term Impact

The project serves 500 women per year empowering them to find alternatives to a life of violence so their children grow up in violence free homes with their self-esteem in tact with the hope of stopping the cycle of violence in future generations.

Resources

http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Mini-documentary
Today Show May 2007
Interview with Paula Lucas

Organization Information

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Founder
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

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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