When American mothers escape abuse in foreign countries and flee home, they don't arrive with much more than the clothes on their backs and their children. They must start completely over again. A big obstacles for these battered mothers that don't have extended family to help is securing day care while they look for jobs and housing. With this project we will provide 12 battered mothers with pre-school children 4 days each of daycare so they can search for housing and go to job interviews
Twelve battered American mothers that fled abuse from abroad with pre-school children will be able to go to job interviews and look for housing for four days while their children are in daycare. This is particularly critical as most of these mothers are in shelter and can't leave their children in shelter when they are gone.
These mothers will be able to move closer to self-sufficiency by securing a job and housing for themselves and their children.
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.