Help 30 children overcome domestic violence

by Center for Safety & Change

Summary

15.5 million children in the U.S. live in families in which domestic violence has occurred in the past year. When Lisa was just six years old, she awoke to the sounds of her dad's angry voice, smashing objects and her mom's pleas to "stop!" This project will help 30 children like Lisa and her mom escape from the violence and provide the children with counseling, tools to keep them safe, play therapy and access to a support group for children to help them heal from the trauma they experienced.
$5,000
total goal
$0
remaining
78
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

According to the FBI, there are 40 million adults in the U.S. who grew up in families where their father physically abused their mother. If not addressed, the effects of domestic violence on children have long-lasting effects, including mental and physical illness, suicide, substance abuse, violence and other emotional scars. This project will help 30 children in the U.S. to overcome the horrible trauma they experienced and provide them with a foundation to build a new and healthy future.

Solution

The Center for Safety & Change has decades of experience providing comprehensive services for children who have experienced domestic violence. Services include counseling, play therapy, tools for healthy communication, tools to keep children safe from the offending parent, activities for all ages, advocacy for the children's needs in school and supportive meetings with other children where they can share their experiences and are strengthened in their confidence.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help 30 children overcome the horrible trauma of experiencing domestic violence, allowing them to lay the foundation for a healthy and emotionally stable future. As a result, these children will develop the tools to experience healthy relationships and break the cycle of violence that is still so rampant in U.S. families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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Organization Information

Center for Safety & Change

Location: New City, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.centerforsafetyandchange.org
Project Leader:
Julika von Stackelberg-Addo
New City, NY 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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