In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Mary Kay Ash Foundation is awarding $1.2 million in grants to 60 domestic violence shelters across the country.
“I know you can’t walk in my footsteps. I hope you don’t know what it is to have a barrel of a gun against your temple. The best you can do is what you are doing now. To learn and listen. Empathize. Advocate for and support. I don’t want what happened to me to happen to anyone else.”
An abuser’s access to firearms increases the risk of homicide by 1,000%. Learn more and be prepared to help survivors navigate their options when they are faced with lethality concerns.
As the Michigan legislative branch continues conversations and actions on these bills, stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, contact your representatives and urge them to consider the necessity for this legislation to be passed.
We are committed to breaking stereotypes and challenging stigmas surrounding abuse. This month and all throughout the year, we aim to educate our community on abuse while amplifying the voices of survivors.
Children who have witnessed domestic violence are at an increased risk of experiencing domestic violence later in life, making early intervention of the utmost importance.
Governor Whitmer’s fiscal year 2024 budget has approved a groundbreaking $30 million for victim services – one of Michigan’s largest and most historic investments in services for crime victims and survivors.
Individuals who are 70 ½ and older could make gifts through an IRA-qualified charitable distribution (QCD) of up to $100,000 a year directly to the charity.
Maybe it’s a new relationship or you’ve only had a few dates, but you’re just not feeling a connection, or something feels off. You are free to choose for yourself what sort of relationship you want and if it’s working for you or not.
It was when I was in college that I realized I had experienced stalking beginning in sixth grade. I didn’t recognize it as stalking then, but I knew it was very unhealthy and made me feel uncomfortable. Now, I see the signs and want others to know that help is available.
As employers, employees, and community members, we have a duty to understand when and how domestic violence shows up at work and how to responsibly handle it.
Research shows that there is a significant reduction in the risk of severe assault when victims utilize domestic violence services.
In more than 68% of mass shootings between 2014- 2019, the shooter had a history of domestic violence.
Legacy giving ensures donors will be remembered for their generosity and commitment to ending domestic and sexual violence long after their passing.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) are growing in popularity as a way to make a gift to an organization with 501(c)(3) status because they can benefit taxpayers (even those who take the standard deduction and do not itemize).