BENEFITING: St. Jude House, Inc.
Hello my name is Linda, I am a survivor of Domestic Violence - physical, verbal, emotional, and financial. Never in a million years as a little girl did I ever dream of growing up to be victim of domestic violence or end up in my current role as an Executive Director of a Family Violence Prevention Center & Shelter. My voice is loud and proud to be an advocate for the millions of survivors out there and be a light in a someone else's life by sharing a part of me. As an educated, career focused woman, no one could have suspected I was dealing with financial abuse (among the other abuse), when you do not have control of your finances or have to account for every penny spent, or seek permission to have your hair done, you no longer have control - you have a controlled life where you are completely dependent on someone else. While physical abuse leaves bruises and scars, financial abuse is an invisible weapon that traps us in an abusive relationship! Help me raise awareness and help me raise funds for St. Jude House, our programs and services help save lives. Your donation will allow us to continue and expand our services. Your support will help our survivors take back their purse strings and live an independent life!