Statistics show that in one year, domestic violence affects over 10 million victims in the United States. On an average day, over 20,000 phone calls are received by domestic violence hotlines nationwide. Moreover, one in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of them are considered eyewitnesses to this violence. House of Helping Hands seeks to make a difference in this unfortunate reality. Today, the organization takes the lead in saving women and children from the horrors that come with domestic violence.
House of Helping Hands is a charitable institution whose founder was also a domestic violence victim. She suffered in silence due to a lack of resources, and it took three years before she could leave the awful situation and seven years before she could freely talk about it. This led her to build an organization with the primary mission to serve women and their children who experienced domestic violence or are currently experiencing it. The organization is an embodiment of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
Today, it deals with women who have encountered physical or sexual abuse from their partners. The minor children of these victims are also included in the services of House of Helping Hands. The organization provides housing, therapy, work training, and job placement for domestic violence victims. It is the perfect place for women and children whose lives have been drastically affected by domestic violence looking to get back on their feet again.
Initially, the charitable efforts are only available in the San Fernando Valley area. However, House of Helping Hands would like to expand its ability to be able to serve all 50 states in America. The nationwide efforts against domestic violence are welcome to all people from all walks in life regardless of location and race.
The goal of the organization is to assist battered women and their children in their journey to get back on their feet. House of Helping Hands understands that the children of the victims are greatly affected by the abusive situation and require different forms of support to overcome these traumatic experiences.
Since numbers have shown that 72% of women stay in abusive relationships to provide for their children, the organization is adamant in helping these women remove themselves from the abusive situation and gain independence by providing job skills training and job placements. These new skills will help domestic violence survivors free themselves and their kids from the hostile environment they find themselves in.
To pursue this mission, House of Helping hands partners with other groups, organizations, and individuals who are willing to extend help to the victims. There are no specific donations required from their partners. From monetary and non-monetary gifts to housing facilities, the organization welcomes all the help they can get from generous individuals who wish to support the fight against domestic violence.
At present, House of Helping Hands envisions a broad network of mentoring and support for adults and youth. The team also seeks to continue preventing foster youth from being homeless and delinquent. As the numbers on domestic violence grow day by day, the humble organization hopes to gather more advocates ready to help advance its mission of bridging the victims towards a new life free of violence.
Learn more about House of Helping Hands and how you can help by visiting their official website.
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