Please help battered mothers with day care

A microproject by Pathways to Safety International Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified

Summary

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

$1,800
total raised
30
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

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.

Solution

These mothers will be able to move closer to self-sufficiency by securing a job and housing for themselves and their children.

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

Pathways to Safety International

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

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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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