Help Trauma & ACEs Survivors Transform their Lives
It’s time to lift the veil and shine the light on the things everyone avoids talking about. In the 90’s Kaiser and the CDC discovered a pandemic and public healthcare crisis. ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. Here are the 10 ACEs , although there are several more.
1. Physical Abuse
2. Verbal Abuse
3. Sexual Abuse
4. Physical neglect
5. Emotional neglect
6. Violence in the home
7. Substance abuse
8. Mental health issues
9. Divorce/separation or death of a caregiver
10. Incarceration of a caregiver
WE have several projects we need your help with.
1. Our Global ACEs / Trauma-Informed Awareness Program
Developing educational programs to bring awareness on how childhood trauma impacts our children our adult lives, our families, communities, and our entire world.
2. Our programs in Mexico
Covid-19 has drastically worsened the situation for poverty-stricken families in Mexico.
Our most vulnerable, women and children, are living without fundamental human needs.
Due to the overwhelming demand, we recently opened a Crisis & Resource Center in Rosarito, Baja California to help:
- Single mothers that have lost or are losing their homes, have fallen victim to domestic violence, or have turned to drugs and substances.
- Neglected and abandoned children who have never attended school, or are much more likely to drop out, fall victim to trafficking, homelessness, or worse.
We Can't Do This Alone
We need resources to help the many families coming to us that are coping with trauma and in need of basic shelter, food, and clothing.
We are seeking your support to keep the doors of our Crisis & Resource Centers open. In them, we provide crisis intervention, ACEs-informed support, and guidance to families in need.
In addition to helping families meet essential needs, we provide emotional and psychological support, education, and advocacy to help families break the cycle of trauma.
The Centers' average monthly expenses are approximately $2,000.
This includes rent, utilities, maintenance, supplies, etc. for a Transitional House (shelter), the Crisis Center, and the Business Center. All working in conjunction to cover the needs of the community.
Your Donation Directly Supports
1. Triage "Crisis" Center: Helping distressed families (with focus on single mothers) to:
✔️ Meet immediate and essential living needs such as food, rent or relocation assistance, utilities, personal hygiene products, clothing, household items.
✔️ Receive guidance and support from trauma-informed professionals.
✔️ Provide a supportive community through our referral network.
2. Transitional Shelter: Providing safe and secure housing to at-risk mothers and children.
3. Resource Center: Emphasizing female empowerment through:
✔️ Business training and mentorship
✔️ Skills development.
✔️ Access to office resources.
✔️ Access to micro-loans through our partners when available, networking, and more.
4. Urban Community Garden Project "Familias Sanas y Unidas": Our first empowerment community garden for women and children (families) is in Rosarito.
✔️ The fence around the donated land.
✔️ Materials for planting beds.
✔️ Compost & Recycle area.
We Empower ACEs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to confronting the effects of childhood adversity in children, women, families, and communities.
Our mission is to educate and empower people to turn their trauma and toxic stress into healing and power, giving them the chance to reclaim their future.
We provide community-based programs, resources, and transformation centers for people with ACEs. We also provide ACEs-informed training for health and wellness providers and organizations. Our integrative model targets behavior, lifestyle, health, awareness, and training for confronting ACEs and is replicable in communities around the world.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
They have a tremendous impact on the future of those who’ve endured them. They cause toxic stress that leads to chronic diseases, mental health problems, learning disabilities, addictions, and other lifelong struggles. They are the biggest unaddressed public health crisis today. Two out of three people can claim at least one ACE.
Learn more about our programs at https://weempoweraces.org/