Domestic Violence has been an issue in our community for years and the hardest part is not knowing the signs. When one thinks of Domestic Violence you think of physical but no one ever thinks about the silent killer: emotional and verbal abuse. Cloudy thought, feeling of defeat and struggling with your faith.
For years we have wanted to partake in helping women in domesticated situations but didn't want to be the voice in the situation. In honor of my cousin that had no where to go after being beating by her protected husband, feeling like she was dead before she died. A friend that couldn't leave because of fear, shutting everyone out, just for peace without peace. The young ladies that walk in our office mentally down, emotionally drained; we give them various numbers to shelters to be convey that the shelters are full to capacity or the morning intake process is not conducive because their running now.
Ivory Grand Chapter- Let's Sip Tea has setup this fundraiser in hopes to save that one life. No one has ever taught us to be mentally or emotionally strong in this type of situation. There are Women that are taking their own lives by staying in a domesticated situation that they feel they cannot get out of. Help us reach our goal to help.
We are hoping to partner with some shelters who need help with housing. Our goal is to fund them a hotel with housing. Our goal is to find them a hotel close to the shelter for as many nights the shelter needs to place or move them.