BENEFITING: Peace at Home Family Shelter
EVENT DATE: Sep 02, 2014
Peace at Home Family Shelter is excited to be part of this year’s Purple Purse Challenge!
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge is a fundraising campaign for charities benefiting domestic violence survivors.
Everything launches on Tuesday, September 2nd at 12:00pm ET and runs through Friday, October 3rd at 11:59:59am ET.
- The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $100,000 donation
- Second place gets $75,000
- Third gets $50,000
- Fourth gets $25,000
- Fifth through Tenth place each get $10,000
And, there will be weekly Bonus Challenges for charities to win up to another $80,000.
About Peace at Home Family Shelter:
The Peace at Home Family Shelter was founded in 1977 and was the first shelter in Arkansas to provide shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence. We started in a small house in Fayetteville and are now providing services in a new Donald W. Reynolds building.
Peace at Home provides a comprehensive program to empower domestic violence victims to leave their abuser and begin a violence free life. Our program has four components.
First, we operate a 24/7 crisis hotline available in Spanish, English, and TTY to assist callers with referral services, safety planning, and coming into Shelter.
The second component is emergency safe shelter. Our shelter has 31 beds available for families leaving violence. Bi-lingual staff is available 24/7 to provide assistance. Each year 100 Arkansas families stay at PAH.
The third component is client driven advocacy. Advocates meet with clients to develop and then implement self-sufficiency plans. Self-sufficiency plans are built around the current strengths of a woman and provide steps to achieving long term goals. The purpose is to empower women to overcome their unique barriers to independence
The final component is support groups conducted in English and Spanish. Groups provide a support system for women as they change their lives.