Child-safe playground at Yolanda House Shelter

by YWCA of Greater Portland
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Summary

We will create a fully accessible, child-safe playground at the Yolanda House Domestic Violence Shelter. Play and other outdoor activities help children overcome the trauma of violence and heal.
$265
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Research documents that children who experience domestic violence show more anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, anger and temperament problems. The trauma they expereince can manifest in emotional, behavioral, social and physical problems. A child's exposure to domestic violence is the strongest risk factor for transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.

Solution

Play and physical activities are the 'work' of childhood. By providing a safe place for play that is accessible to all children, we can help children find their own path to healing as they have fun and build new supportive relationships.

Long-Term Impact

Last year, 145 women and children were sheltered at Yolanda House (49% were children). Yolanda House offers emergency shelter in a home-like environment as well as access to a broad range of service to foster healing and independence.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ywca-pdx.org
YWCA of Greater Portland

Organization Information

YWCA of Greater Portland

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ywcapdx.org
Project Leader:
Patricia Warren
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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