EVENT DATE: Oct 02, 2017
While there are so many good causes, rarely will you find an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women. This is why I joined the Board of Directors of HAVEN. Sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking knows no boundaries. No color, no age, no tax bracket. It is likely that someone in your neighborhood, office, or extended family is in danger right now. Every day, 3 women lose their lives in this country as a result of domestic violence. Millions of Americans live in daily, silent fear within their own homes.
More than 50% of women in New Hampshire have experienced physical or sexual violence. Many of them report that a major barrier to leaving is lack of financial resources.
HAVEN, one of 12 nonprofit organizations in the state of NH, is dedicated to supporting all individuals who have been impacted by domestic or sexual violence. We believe that preventing abuse and providing support for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence will lead to healthier and more secure children and adults.
All donations received through the Purple Purse Campaign will be used to fund our financial empowerment programs that are delivered through the AmeriCorp Victims Assistance Program (AVAP). HAVENs four AVAP members work directly with survivors to teach them how to become financially independent.
We are a team of 23 passionate people who are fiercely committed to Ending Violence and Changing Lives.