It's hard to leave an abusive relationship. By providing housing, along with wrap around services and psychosocial supports, we can nurture at-risk youth, parents, and families. There are over 20,000 families in abusive relationships here in the Mid-South. A week ago, 2 murder suicides occurred in Memphis. Had those 2 women had a safe place to escape, perhaps their children would not be orphaned. Help us reach a $60,000 goal to provide a year of safe housing to 2 Mid-South families.
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 provided with a safe environment can begin to combat these issues.
A combination of factors which include poor credit and economics, lack of knowledge and support, unavailability of suitable housing, and/or fear of leaving keep families trapped in these terrible conditions. Our project will provide a safe environment 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, 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).