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Health Imperatives: Supporting Survivors of Violence

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THE STORY:

Domestic violence has long-term physical, emotional, and financial implications for survivors and their families, and it is a crime that knows no boundaries. It crosses all racial, social, and economic lines, affecting women, men, and children from all communities. It affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men. And the number one reason that survivors stay or return to an abusive relationship is that they do not have the financial means to leave their partner. 

In response, Health Imperatives provides survivors of violence with comprehensive supports. This includes emergency shelter, crisis counseling, assistance in procuring  restraining orders, and financial empowerment services. Through all of these efforts, we serve nearly 2,000 survivors of violence a year.

This year, through the Purple Purse Campaign, we are raising vital funds for our domestic violence shelter, Penelope's Place. Specifically, donations will support four main initiatives. They are:

FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT: These donations will support the long-term financial independence and economic security of survivors and children. We will assist survivors in opening bank accounts, paying for educational courses or job training, budgeting classes, and more! 

SOPHIE'S FUND: Established in December 2016, this fund supports children's programming at our shelter. This includes summer outings, birthday and holiday parties, funds for children to attend camp and/or after-school programs, arts & crafts, writing workshops, and more.

WELLNESS SERVICES: Donations to this fund will support our efforts to improve the physical and mental well-being of shelter residents. We offer trauma-informed yoga, knitting, community walks, gardening, group support sessions, and more.

GOING HOME FUND: These donations will support survivors' transitions out of a shelter environment and into their new homes. We will provide families with furniture and furnishings, including bedding, pots and pans and other kitchen wares, towels, and more. These items are essential in helping families turn their first houses into warm and welcoming homes.

Together we can provide help, hope, and opportunity to children and families who are struggling with the devastating effects of domestic violence. Thank you for your support! 

$3,575

MONEY RAISED
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  • Julia Kehoe

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lauren Payne

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sabine St Lot

    $50

  • Alesha

    $25

  • Michelle Kennedy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Audrey

    $50

  • Julia Kehoe

    $40

  • Allie Altman

    $250

  • Julia Kehoe

    $50

  • Jennifer Forbes

    $50

  • ronny fogel

    $50

  • Francis Mara

    $50

  • Ellen Lawton

    $50

  • Peter Jensen

    $100

  • Barbara Formisano-Smith

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Peter and Noreen Neville

    $50

  • Jasper Drisko

    $50

  • Susan and Mark Daileader

    $100

  • Yvonne Garrett-Singleton

    $50

  • The Mooraj Family

    $50

  • ct

    $200

  • Valerie Bassett

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marjie Whittemore

    $50

  • Joshua Adams

    $500

  • Nicole Wu

    $100

  • Laura Gillespie

    $50

  • Sherri & Jon Melamut

    $50

  • Fran Mara

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Jennifer Forbes

    $75

  • Sara and Dan

    $125

  • Lois Pond

    $250

  • Stonehill College

    $100

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18% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $3,575 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Allie Altman

Amount Raised

$2,250

Fundraiser Title

HEALTH IMPERATIVES

Amount Raised

$625

 

3% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Payne

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Tiffany Shelley

Amount Raised

$140

Fundraiser Title

Elissa May

Amount Raised

$110

 

22% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Greene

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Sabine St. Lot

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Stonehill College

Stonehill College

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Lois Pond

Lois Pond

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

Sara and Dan

Sara and Dan

DONATION: $125

4 months ago

Jennifer Forbes

Jennifer Forbes

DONATION: $75

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

4 months ago

Fran Mara

Fran Mara

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Sherri & Jon Melamut

Sherri & Jon Melamut

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Laura Gillespie

Laura Gillespie

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Nicole Wu

Nicole Wu

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Joshua Adams

Joshua Adams

DONATION: $500

4 months ago