Stand Together Will Double Your Donation to Help Victims of Domestic Violence Rebuild Their Lives With Confidence!
The statistics around domestic violence are striking: one in four women is a victim of domestic violence. That ratio jumps to three out of four women who are also homeless. Domestic violence has a direct impact on employment — victims lose a total of eight million days of paid work each year. Tragically, some stories involve the victim losing their job because the employer simply didn't want to deal with a "messy situation." It's a life-threatening and life-altering issue not only for women but also for their children. Over 15 million children witness domestic violence each year. These negative experiences degrade one's self-confidence in ways that shape a person's view of themselves for the rest of their lives.
Leap to Success empowers women to find their voices and discover their personal power. Founded in San Diego, the organization believes confidence is the foundation of a woman's future success. For many domestic violence victims, their confidence has eroded over years of abuse, being told they are worthless, shameful, and unable to be loved. But Leap to Success created programming that helps hurting women find confidence in themselves again through leadership development classes, public speaking and community support. Leap to Success’ trauma informed coaches and trainers help women overcome emotional and psychological barriers to arrive at self-reliance, self-confidence, and healthy happiness.
Since launching as a volunteer program with six participants in 2008, Leap to Success has grown tremendously, helping over 2,000 women discover healing and rebuild their lives with inner confidence. In 2018, the highest areas of growth according to pre and post-assessments completed by graduates were increased self-esteem (58%), optimism about the future (39%), and increased confidence speaking in front of a group (38%). Also in 2018, 66% of Leap to Confidence graduates were employed within 60 days and 77% were employed within six months. Through the organization's community involvement initiatives, over 10,000 women in shelters, schools, and other organizations have heard a message of hope: that freedom from abusive relationships and domestic violence is a very real possibility and is available to everyone through Leap to Success.