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Sandra And Her Daughter Raven Need A Safe Home

A microproject by Pathways to Safety International Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
Sandra And Her Daughter Raven Need A Safe Home

Summary

Battered American women and their children flee home to the USA for safety with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Sandra just arrived back to the USA with her daughter Raven, despite the terrifying death threats from her husband that he would kill her if she left. Safe and in hiding, Sandra needs help getting into a home so she can start her live over with Raven.

$1,250
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

By being in a stable, safe home, Sandra can get Raven into daycare and begin looking for a job. Because of the possibility of lethality, it is not safe for Sandra to try and get child support or alimony from her Raven's father.

Solution

This project will allow Sandra to move out of the shelter, become financially stable and re-integrate into society. She will be able to go off of the temporary welfare and food stamps she was forced to go on to survive. The funds will be used for first and last months rent for a 1 bedroom apartment plus deposit. A local community warehouse will provide furniture and household items.

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
Memoir of Founder and Executive Director

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

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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