domestic violence victims are becoming displaced and homeless after leaving their violent homes.
DID YOU KNOW? According to the NNEDV Snapshot Census done on September 14, 2016, there were 11,991 unmet requests. That means there were 11,991 people turned away from the shelter IN ONE DAY!
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In Texas, 42% of those victims who call their local shelter will be turned away. Children make up more than 2/3rds of that population.
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There are more than 250,000 REPORTED unmet requests for emergency services nationally! That's little more than 1/3 of the requests made over a year's time.
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Approximately 75% of women who are killed by their batterers are murdered when they attempt to leave or after they have left an abusive relationship. *Center for Disease Control
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Community leaders want you to know that victims of domestic violence do not have to choose between staying in their violence at home and being scared to go into an unfamiliar shelter environment where COVID-19 may exist. There is a safety net of hotels curated and resources gathered to support them during these uncertain times.
A new phone bank to assist DV VICTIMS trapped by COVID-19 to launch in Austin! Thanks to a generous donation by John Paul DeJoria and the JP’s Peace, Love and Happiness Foundation, Survive2Thrive Foundation is launching a virtual phone bank to assist domestic victims, isolated by the Coronavirus, in April. We are excited to partner
-> Continue reading COVID-19 Phone Bank funded by JP’s Peace, Love, and Happiness Foundation
Sign the petition HERE! In a recent Time.com article dated March 18, 2020, the National Domestic Violence Hotline cited mandatory shelter-in-place guidance to curb the spread of COVID-19, traps domestic violence victims in their homes with their abuser(s), isolated from people and resources that can help them. Some abusers may even use the COVID-19 pandemic
-> Continue reading Sign the petition today and help us get testing for COVID-19 for DV victims seeking shelter!
Survive2Thrive is partnering with Aunt Bertha, another phenomenal Austin company, to provide access to resources to victims of domestic violence. Phase One of the partnership is the Simple Search Box Link on the Survive2Thrive home page! Enter your zip code and get access to more than 1,900 services in the Austin Area. Watch for Phase
-> Continue reading New partnership in the works with Aunt Bertha
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The Survive2Thrive Foundation’s Seed A Survivor program assists survivors working to rebuild their lives through a financial grant, financial literacy training, job readiness, and entrepreneurial coaching. When a victim leaves a violent home, the upfront costs can be astronomical and can discourage a victim so much so, they may return to violence because they financially
-> Continue reading Survivor Self Sufficiency is a priority in 2020! Announcing the Seed The Survivor Program
Survive2Thrive will be starting a survivor basket drive in October called “What would you grab?” Survivors of domestic violence must leave most of their personal belongings when they leave their homes unexpectedly. As a part of our Sanctuary Program, we are collecting emergency items for baskets that we will distribute to the survivor families that we
-> Continue reading What Would You Grab?