Help families of domestic violence this holiday season
When people think of the holidays, they think of family gatherings, large dinners, lights, presents, and an overall sense of thankfulness. Unfortunately, there are families that don’t have these wonderful holiday experiences, instead this season will be dark, lonely, and very painful.
A little over 50% of victims of domestic violence find themselves homeless; many of them are forced to leave their homes to seek safety for themselves and their children. Imagine a holiday looking over your shoulder instead of looking forward to a new year. Imagine the phone call isn’t someone wishing a happy holiday, but instead threatening your life, imagine the knock at the door isn’t the Fed Ex guy with a parcel, but the abuser demanding on coming in because he/she knows you are home. Imagine instead of going away for the holidays, being in the hospital because of all the broken bones and the concussion sustained the night before.
Over this holiday season, please help DVAAS raise awareness, our voices, and money for those families out there suffering with domestic violence so they may become survivors. Domestic violence is a silent killer, and for those out there that are ready to speak up and get out, it’s a very scary and dangerous time.