Every mother deserves a special day in May.
On Mother's Day, a woman should be honored with a bouquet of flowers and breakfast in bed, not the abusive hand of an intimate partner. She deserves to dine at her favorite restaurant, not to have to flee her home in the middle of the night in order to keep herself and her children safe.
At 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., many of our clients are women with children who are escaping a violent relationship. 180 offers wrap-around services for these families including: emergency shelter, 24-hour hotlines, counseling, case management, court advocacy and creative arts therapy to name just a few.
When we say Turning Lives Around…we mean walking away from a life full of fear and uncertainty to a life where you are the positive role model you always wanted to be for your children. Equally as important, you gain the self confidence to become the strong individual you always dreamed you could be.
“If it weren’t for 180, I would not have had the strength to protect my children and myself from the emotional abuse. I now have the strength and skills to build a future for my family.” ~ L.P., Domestic Violence Client
“Because of 180, I am now in a position to support myself and my children not only financially but emotionally as well.” ~ M.O. Domestic Violence Client
On Mother’s Day, many women receive a token of gratitude from a significant other, a handmade card or a pasta necklace lovingly made in art class from their child. But women in crisis never see these gifts. The gift they want most of all is to know that their children will sleep uninterrupted by harsh voices and wake in the morning to a happy household. They want their emotional scars to heal. They want the strength to start anew.
The best Mother's Day gift you can give to these women is to support the programs and services at 180. Even a gift of a few dollars will help these programs to provide families the opportunity to begin healing and the tools to work toward a brighter future.
To learn more about the program and services at 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., please visit our website at www.180nj.org.
Make A Mother's Day! Donate to 180's Crowdwise Campaign.
In the next 26 days, we will be featuring stories about the success of these mothers on Crowdwise, Facebook and the 180 website. We hope their experiences inspire you. Help 180 to celebrate the courage of women who are turning their lives around.