Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime, and that domestic violence is the leading cause of homicide in our community? This October marks the 33rd Anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and it is even more critical than ever, as we are still in this pandemic.
Over the last three decades, progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further awareness goals, however, there is still a lot of work to be done. Whether you are a survivor or want to be an ally to survivors, we need your voice to help raise awareness about this issue that affects far too many women and girls in our community.
The Issue: Although Fairfax County is considered one of the wealthiest in the country, the 2020 Point–in-Time Count confirmed that on any given night there are over 1,000 individuals who are experiencing homelessness in our community - over 30% of which are homeless due to domestic violence.
Domestic violence thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together as a
community, we can make a difference! Help Shelter House raise awareness and critical funding to end domestic violence by joining our movement today. All funds raised will provide life-changing crisis intervention, safe housing and supportive services to help empower domestic violence survivors to build safer lives for themselves and their families. Can we count on you to make a difference?
Help Shelter House Raise $5,000 between October 1 - October 31, and help domestic violence victims break free by donating today. Together we can make a difference!
How Your Donation Helps
The #1 reason women in abusive relationship can’t “just leave” is because they are being financially abused. Help them escape their abusive relationship by donating to provide things such as:
Give $1,000: An Entire Months Rent helping provide a roof over her and her children
Give $500: A Credit Rebuilding Loan enough to help her become a better candidate for housing and employment
Give $250: Up to 1 Week of Child Care while she attends job interviews, work and classes
Give $100: An Entire Month of Transportation to help her commute to job interviews, jobs, school etc.
Give $50: Food for 1 Week making it easier to care for herself and her childrenGive $25: An Entire Month of Counseling