“I was only hit once.”
We can all agree it is unacceptable in 2019 for anyone to be hit, punched, or kicked – even just once – by an intimate partner. We know that’s domestic violence.
Sometimes domestic violence is harder to see. Some of the worst domestic abuse leaves no physical wounds on the body, but carves invisible scars on the soul. Emotional abuse wounds and cripples an individual’s very sense of self.
Victims of verbal abuse describe feelings of terror, hopelessness, and even self loathing as a result of repeated threats, insults, and manipulation. Victims of verbal abuse often feel paralyzed - too frightened by threats to leave the relationship - or have come to believe they are worthless and undeserving of love and kindness.
A person does not have to be hit, punched, or kicked to suffer vicious, life-altering domestic violence.
This spring, won’t you help us help victims of emotional abuse to reclaim their lives? Your donation ensures that our hotline is ready 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk, and that our free, confidential counseling services are available for anyone who needs support to reclaim their self-worth and dignity.
How Your Donation Helps:
Give $50 - Help support programming like our 24-hour crisis hotline, which helps victims assess their individual situations, create safety plans for themselves and their children and understand options available to them.
Give $100 - Help support programming like our family-style secure shelter, which offers space for individuals and their children. Contributions assist in providing housing and counselling to clients of Grace Smith House.
Give $250 - Help support programming like our legal advocacy, which includes providing expert assistance in filing orders of protection, reclaiming property, securing parental rights and ensuring every survivor receives fair treatment in court.
Give $500 - Help support programming like our children's services, which focuses on a trauma-informed approach to serving children who have been exposed to family violence.
Give $1,000 - Help support efforts by Grace Smith House to break the cycle of domestic violence in our community and across the county through community outreach, public policy initiatives, educational outreach and so much more.
THANK YOU for supporting survivors of domestic violence and their children!
For more information, visit: http://www.gracesmithhouse.org/