No one should live in fear. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can last a lifetime and cut across generations. It affects people regardless of socio-economic status, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or nationality. Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as part of a much larger, systematic pattern of dominance and control.
Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death.
Studies estimate an average of 20 people experience intimate partner physical violence every minute in the United States alone, or more than 10 million abuse victims annually.
Heels on the Move to Heal, a Texas based nonprofit is just one organization that helps women who’ve had to flee from abusive relationships. They posted a crowdfunding campaign on YouHelp.com. When a woman flees her home after being a victim, the situation may be so dangerous that she leaves without shoes on her feet. Ongoing research estimates that one in four women have been a victim of domestic violence.
Diverse City of Refuge Ministries, Inc of Wilmington, Delaware, is in urgent need of expansion and renovation of its battered women’s shelter. They seek to house women and children who are victims of domestic violence, provide food, clothing, counseling and a path to return to the workforce. On a daily basis the battered women’s shelter is full and the staff scramble to find vacancies for women at other shelters. They are in dire need and are trying to raise money for funding to help cover their expenses.
Both these organizations and many more like work hard to raise funds needed to provide programming that empowers women and families to succeed and thrive.
Currently available domestic violence assistance grants for nonprofit organizations.
Currently available domestic violence assistance grants for agencies, small businesses and individuals.
Many grants can be found on GrantWatch to benefit nonprofit advocacy groups, who provide community-based assistance. Here is one example of the many grants available throughout the United States to nonprofits that work to provide assistance.
Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations for programs, projects, and services that benefit victims of domestic violence, children and families, hospice patients, mental health clinics, students pursuing degrees in social work, and shelters serving homeless clients. Applicants will be asked to describe the impact of their work (i.e., how many clients received services or otherwise benefited from the program, directly or indirectly).
During and after a domestic abuse experience, women battle with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, self-discovery, and starting over. Women sometimes have no skills or inadequate skills for job placement.
Be a Source of Support: Ways to Help
Want to help out? Create a campaign in support of a domestic violence organization or victim or contribute to a YouHelp.com campaign.
Nonprofits, community-based groups, and battered women’s shelters seeking grants to provide services for survivors of domestic violence can identify funding opportunities on GrantWatch.com. Sign-up on GrantWatch and receive the free weekly GrantWatch newsletter which features geographic-specific funding opportunities.
About the Author: Staff Writer at YouHelp.com