The holidays are a time of giving and no one does that better than Marlene Marshall. For almost 10 years Marlene has been making these colorful afghans for all of the children in our shelter. Not only does she take the time, all year long, to create these works of art, she also supplies all of the materials at her own expense. Haven Hills has been the recipient of many acts of kindness this holiday season, and we are incredibly grateful for every one of them. Thank you, Marlene, from all of us at Haven Hills and warm wishes for a joyful holiday season.
Woodland Hills, California Girl Scouts, and students from St. Mel’s Catholic Church also in Woodland Hills, collected dozens of pairs of new pajamas for the families at Haven Hills. Along with the pajamas came a generous donation of plush blankets! This is what the season is all about. Thank You Girl Scouts and St. Mel’s!
It’s a movement, a global initiative and a day for giving back. You can give hope to survivors of domestic violence. Your donation can help make the holidays, and every day, a little brighter for the children and families in our shelter. So please, if you are looking for an opportunity to give back — look no further.
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In 1987 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was observed. That same year marks the initiation of the first domestic violence toll-free hotline, and in 1989, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 101-112 designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since then, DV advocates and survivors have continued the fight to raise awareness and support the thousands of affected women, men, and children.
According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, 67,646 adults and children found safety and help at 1,697 domestic violence programs across the United States and U.S. Territories. Many victims seek help at the most critical time, they are in danger and flee when they have no other option but to save themselves and/or the lives of their children.
Here’s what you can do to help support victims of domestic violence and make a difference today:
- Make a donation to Haven Hills in honor of someone you know who has been impacted by domestic violence.
- Change your social media profile and photos to a purple ribbon to show your support. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, share our messages of hope and learn more about the facts of domestic violence.
- Attend one of our upcoming events to promote DVAM; check out our calendar for more information.
- WATCH and listen to our long-time supporter talk about why she supports Haven Hills
A story published by the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the SFVBA
LISA HERNANDEZ HAD AN IDEAL CHILDHOOD, surrounded and cared for by loving parents. She attended college where she majored in business administration, and soon found herself with a rewarding career. In 2001, Lisa met a man, they fell in love, three years later they were married and Lisa soon became pregnant with her first child. Her life was pleasant, and she was happy.
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