Inspiring Us This Week: Peace at Home Family Shelter-Empowering Victims of Family Violence

More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) are subjected to domestic violence every year. It is approximated that nationally more than 175,000 days of work are missed yearly due to domestic violence. Sadly, most of these cases are never reported to the police leaving many individuals who suffer from domestic violence to suffer silently. Today, Peace at Home Family Shelter is “Inspiring Us” through the life changing work done through the Empowering Victims of Family Violence program. This program doesn’t just change lives, it creates lives for victims of domestic violence who know nothing more than abuse. This organization does not simply give a home, it IS hope to so many who are suffering and see no way out. Check out this story of just how life altering a little support, a nudge in the right direction, and hope can be to someone who is suffering from domestic violence:

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“LL, is a woman in her late 60’s who was referre to Peace at Home by law enforcement after they had responded to a domestic violence call. LL’s boyfriend of 19 yrs. had recently beaten her and raped her. When she first called the abuser was in jail but she was petrified that he would get out and hurt her again. Peace at Home was able support LL by signing for victim notification so she would know if her abuser was released from jail. This eased her mind and allowed her to focus on her goals. Although LL received social security income, she was struggling financially due to many health issues which were not covered by her insurance. Peace at Home supported LL in signing up for Medicaid which addressed many unmet medical needs and a huge financial burden. Peace at Home also provided transportation for LL to medical appointments. LL attended support group and the art workshop on a regular basis. Peace at Home supported LL in developing a budget and finding her first apartment ever. Peace at Home helped LL with moving expenses, furniture for her new apartment, and some deposits. LL is currently living on her own and is working with our outreach advocate to continue her independence and violence free life.”

Over 30,000 domestic violence crisis calls are made to Peace at Home Family Shelter every year. Through those calls the shelter is able to provide support to more than 2,000 NWA families and over 4,000 NWA children.

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If you’re interested in helping this program, so that you can assist individuals like this as they work to move forward on the path to success, check out what your gift can do:

$5 a week ($260 a year) will provide:

One week of groceries for 35 victims of family violence residing in emergency shelter

$10 a week ($520 a year) will provide:

Support for one domestic violence victim’s emergency safe shelter stay at Peace at Home Family Shelter

$20 a week ($1,040 a year) will provide:

Support for one domestic violence victim and her children’s emergency shelter stay at Peace at Home

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