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Health Imperatives: Supporting Survivors of Violence

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month - a great opportunity to make a difference!
September 18, 2017

Just joined the board of Health Imperatives and I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful organization.  They are making a difference every  See more
Lauren Payne

THE STORY:

HEALTH IMPERATIVES wrote -

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! 

$250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren Payne

    $100

  • Julia Kehoe

    $50

  • Ellen Lawton

    $50

  • Peter and Noreen Neville

    $50

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The Team: $3,575 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Allie Altman

Amount Raised

$2,250

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HEALTH IMPERATIVES

Amount Raised

$625

 

3% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Payne

Amount Raised

$250

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Tiffany Shelley

Amount Raised

$140

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Elissa May

Amount Raised

$110

 

22% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jessica Greene

Amount Raised

$100

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Sabine St. Lot

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Peter and Noreen Neville

Peter and Noreen Neville

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Ellen Lawton

Ellen Lawton

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Julia Kehoe

Julia Kehoe

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lauren Payne

Lauren Payne

DONATION: $100

1 year ago