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BENEFITING: Access Inc

EVENT: Purple Purse Challenge

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2015

THE STORY:

Access, Inc. VAWA Legal Program empowers immigrant victims of domestic violence to break free from violent relationships.  From October 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, we have represented 91 immigrant victims of domestic violence in San Diego County.    Over the past six months, we have seen an alarming increase in domestic violence cases where the primary form of abuse is sexual torture and threats to shame the victim in the community.    This is especially disturbing as many of these cases involve pregnant victims.  Cases such as "Jasmine" who suffered for years before she received protection under VAWA:

"The one occasion where he hit me was when I was 7 months pregnant.   He threw me out of our home and told me I was a whore and that my place was in the streets.  That night I lost consciousness because I had fallen on the floor and I don't know what else happened until I was in bed and he was placing a cotton ball with alcohol under my nose.    I regained consciousness and I told him that I couldn't breathe and asked him to help me.   He told me the only thing I deserved was to die.  I told  him I was pregnant.   He said that I was more of a value dead than alive to my child."  

The truth is that many cases like "Jasmine" do not receive help while pregnant resulting in miscarriage or a high risk pregnancy.    Victims simply cannot afford legal services to obtain relief under VAWA which costs an average of $1000 per person.   

Last year, we were able to raise $5511 through the month long Purple Purse  challenge allowing us to take on 5 cases pro bono.   This year, our goal is to raise $10,000 through the Purple Purse challenge to allow us to help 10 victims under the Violence Against Women Act pro bono.

Your minimum donation of $10 will help us achieve this goal to provide security and hope for victims who are otherwise trapped in an endless cycle of abuse. 

  

 

$2,547

MONEY RAISED
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  • Antonia

    $460

  • Anne S. Bautista

    $80

  • Alicia Núñez-Liriano

    $25

  • Bob Stewart

    $50

  • Eduardo Bautista

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Daniel J. Beauchamp

    $20

  • Gena M. Moreno

    $25

  • Jennifer V. Kulka

    $10

  • Brett Asa

    $10

  • Linda Morton

    $50

  • Nghia

    $20

  • Jennifer George

     

  • Lisa Yen Huynh

    $20

  • Noel Guanzon

    $100

  • Iris and Eli Fugate

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Juliet Chavez

    $20

  • The Hepburn's

    $50

  • Janet Kaye

    $50

  • Susan Paul

    $10

  • Kim

    $50

  • Jamie Quient

    $50

  • Nona Courter

    $100

  • isabel vasquez

    $10

  • Thalia (Allstate)

    $10

  • Lorie Schejola (Allstate)

    $10

  • SANDRA SIERRA " ALLSTATE

    $10

  • Den Dominguez

    $50

  • Stan & Elen Charkins

    $50

  • Carlos Barragan

    $100

  • Lorna Delos Santos

    $50

  • Frank and Daisy Aspuria

    $50

  • Suzanne Santiago-Hinkle

    $20

  • Vinh Lam

    $20

  • Jenny Lam

    $20

  • Tamy Nguyen

    $20

  • Ian M. Seruelo

    $90

  • James Hoag

    $15

  • Toca Murakami

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $180

  • Yolanda Torres

    $20

  • Dr. Christina Deis

    $10

  • Armida Johnson

    $10

  • Norma Jeane De Leon

    $10

  • Eddie Bautista

    $20

  • Mylene Aspuria

    $20

  • Ivy Pratt

    $30

  • David W. Engstrom

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jackie Taylor

    $50

  • Jan Maiden

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Dr. Christina Deis

    $10

  • Paula Gonzalez

    $50

  • Julia Ramirez

    $10

  • ANONYMOUS

    $47

  • Katia Hansen

    $35

  • Anthony DeGuzman

    $20

  • Paulina Torres

    $20

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25% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $2,547 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Paulina Torres

Paulina Torres

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anthony DeGuzman

Anthony DeGuzman

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Katia Hansen

Katia Hansen

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

ANONYMOUS

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $47

2 years ago

Julia Ramirez

Julia Ramirez

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Paula Gonzalez

Paula Gonzalez

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dr. Christina Deis

Dr. Christina Deis

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jan Maiden

Jan Maiden

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jackie Taylor

Jackie Taylor

DONATION: $50

2 years ago