Please Help Leon Recover From Child Abuse

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Summary

When Janet fled Bolivia with her son Leon to escape her violent husband, she knew Leon would need help to overcome the abuse he had suffered. We need to get Leon counseling to help ensure he grows up without the detrimental effects of child abuse.

$600
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Leon experienced both mental and physical abuse from his father in Bolivia. Janet, Leon's mother, did her best to keep Leon safe, taking most of the abuse herself, but she could not prevent every incident. With counseling, Leon has a much better chance of growing up without the trauma of child abuse.

Solution

Leon will be able to receive 15 counseling sessions with a psychologist that specializes in child abuse recovery. The $600 will cover the $40 co-pay for the 15 sessions for Leon.

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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