A child should not have to witness domestic violence…
Every child needs a home that is safe and secure, a home that makes them feel as if their life and well-being matter to someone. A child’s home should provide comfort and stability. But, for many children, their reality is far different. Every year, millions of children are exposed to domestic violence, which impacts their lives - today and in the future. These children see one parent assaulting the other or see a parent covered in bruises.
Domestic violence is a problem that few want to confront. That can’t happen to me. That’s something that happens to others. But domestic violence does not discriminate. If you have not experienced domestic violence directly, then you might know someone who is a domestic violence victim.
This subject cannot be ignored any longer…
Did you know that children who are exposed to domestic violence will experience its effects long after the abuse has stopped? Did you realize that even if the child is not directly hurt, they feel the pain and emotions that come from living with a person who threatens and controls? And you might not realize that abuse and violence are learned behaviors.
We are asking you and other CAWC supporters to be part of the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge. Our goal is to raise $7,500 and to win at least one bonus challenge. We know that this target is possible, but only if you agree to partner with us in this annual fundraiser.
Funds raised from this initiative will be designated for the programs and services for children and their families who live in our Greenhouse shelter or for children who receive counseling at our Humboldt Park site. Many of these children have witnessed domestic violence.
For these children to move forward and build a new life, a life that they deserve, CAWC offers individual, family, and group counseling provided by trained and licensed counselors.
The CAWC Board of Directors, Associate Board, and staff thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your participation in the Purple Purse Challenge. Know that your donation, no matter the amount, makes a huge difference in the life of a child.