Our community is facing problems of increased rates of child physical, sexual assault, and domestic violence within their very own homes. A combination of factors keep over 20,000 Mid-South families trapped in these terrible conditions. Youth traumatized by violence tend to become violent themselves, have lower grades, runaway from home, engage in drugs, and have more disciplinary problems. Families that are strengthened with anti-violence outreach can begin to combat these issues.
A combination of factors which include poor credit and economics, lack of knowledge and support, poor conflict resolution skills, unavailability of suitable housing, and/or fear of leaving keep families trapped in these terrible conditions. Our project will provide scholarships, along with wrap around services including financial literacy and psychosocial supports to help families escape dysfunctional situations and dysfunctional thinking.
For every family that is able to escape through new thinking, a safer environment, or college attainment, the impact to society is exponential. Business productivity, school attendance, academic achievement, and citizen compliance are all positively impacted when even one family is given the opportunity to live a safer and healthier life.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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