The 6 millions kids in the U.S. suffering from child abuse will come home from school today and get the back of their father’s hand instead of a hug. Other children will watch helplessly as their mother is beaten. But the effects continue after the black eyes, broken bones and cuts have healed. Domestic violence causes long-term psychological trauma and can alter the very structure and chemistry of their brains, resulting in learning and behavioral problems.
This week, your purchase will protect a family from their abuser and provide food, clothing, legal assistance and counseling. Your support goes beyond keeping a mother and child safe from their abuser, but also provides therapy for a child who has witnessed or been victim to domestic violence.