Domestic Violence in Children
October 04, 2016
BENEFITING: Home of the Sparrow Inc
Home of the Sparrow staff understands that domestic violence has long lasting effects on physical, psychological and interpersonal well-being. Whether it is an Intake Coordinator assisting a caller looking for help to escape a dangerous situation, or the HOS Adult Therapist teaching a resident new techniques to manage stress and anxiety, HOS acknowledges the effects of domestic violence from all angles. HOS programs allows victims to learn and relearn the life skills needed for independence. Participation in HOS programs gives victims the time they need to analyze their lives, make decisions, and adapt to the changes needed to develop a lasting self-reliance.
In general, all individuals who enter shelter services have some sort of mental health concerns, varying from depression and lack of confidence to anxiety and post-traumatic stress. An average of 70% of HOS clients come from domestic violence backgrounds each year. These backgrounds are sometimes paired with experiences in human trafficking, incarceration, single parenting, or illness. Because these women already took the first, most dificult step to derange from their dangerous environment and lifestyles, Home of the Sparrow feels the need to ease some of their hardships and provide them with the proper services to return to a lifestyle of independence and self-sufficiency.
$10 can put a real pillow under a child's bruised head
$25 can cover a college application fee for an aspiring woman
$50 can supply a week's worth of gas for a woman to get to and from work
$100 can pay for a month of utilities for a family catching up on their credit history
$250 can provide a week of childcare for a working mother to keep her children safe
$500 can cover a woman's first month's rent as she readjust to her new life