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Local shelter is breaking the cycle of family violence

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SAFE PLACE OF THE PERMIAN BASIN IS IN THE BUSINESS OF CHANGING LIVESAND WITH THE HELP OF THE UNITED WAY'S INNOVATIVE GRANT PROGRAM MORE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS HAVE A CHANCE AT A NEW LIFE ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY THE CDC

MORE THAN ONE IN THREE WOMEN AND MORE THAN ONE IN 4 MEN IN THE US HAVE EXPERIENCED RAPE, PHYSICAL VIOLENCE AND/OR STALKING BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER AMANDA SAFE PLACE HAS RESOURCES IN 15 COUNTIES ACROSS THE BASIN HELPING THOSE LOOKING TO ESCAPE THESE DANGEROUS SITUATIONS

I HAD A CHANCE TO SIT DOWN WITH THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR SHELTER AND THE IMPACT THEY HAVE IN OUR COMMUNITY THEY NEED A WAY OUT OF THE SITUATION THAT MAY BE VERY THEY NEED A WAY OUT OF THE SITUATION THAT MAY BE VERY HARMFUL OR FATAL TO THEM AND OR THEIR CHILDREN LEE ANNA GOOD THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

FOR THE PAST 42 YEARS SAFE PLACE OF THE PERMIAN BASIN HAS BEEN HELPING PEOPLE BREAK THE CYCLE OF FAMILY VIOLENCE THEY ARE WORKING WITH FAMILIES IN THEIR GREATEST TIME OF NEED A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS WE FIND WALKING THROUGH OUR DOORS

WHETHER IT'S AN ELDERLY PERSON WHOSE A VICTIM OF VIOLENCE FROM THEIR CHILDREN, WHICH DOES HAPPEN ALL THE WAY DOWN TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOVED TO THE PERMIAN BASIN RECENTLY BECAUSE OF THE OIL BOOM BUT STILL HAVE NO FAMILY HERE SAFE PACE PROVIDES FAMILIES WITH EVERYTHING THEY NEED FROM TRANSPORTATION TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES IF THEY ONLY COME HERE WITH THE CLOTHING ON THEIR BACK WHEN THEY ARRIVE, WE HAVE WAYS TO HELP THEM BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY A SAFE PLACE TO STAY WITHOUT FEAR OF HARM

WITH THE HELP OF ORGANIZATIONS LIKE UNITED WAY SAFE PLACE THEY WERE ABLE TO GET 5,000 DOLLARS WORTH OF MATTRESSES THIS IS THE KIND OF THING WE NEED CONSTANTLY YOU KNOW, WHETHER THE MATTRESSES GET SOILED WHETHER THERE IS AN OCCASIONAL BED BUG PROBLEM AND YOU HAVE TO TAKE OUT EVERYTHING AND REPLACE IT WITH SOMETHING NEW, THAT'S AN ONGOING MAINTENANCE ISSUE SO UH, I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH THAT UNITED WAY DID FOR USE MEANS FOR THE COMFORT OF OUR CLIENTS TO THESE WOMEN AND FAMILIES WHO WALK THROUGH THE DOOR

A MATTRESS BECOMES A SAFE HAVEN "THIS BED HELD ME AS I CRIED AND KEPT MY SLEEPING DAUGHTER AND ME CLOSE ON A NIGHT WHERE THINGS FELT LONELY OR HOPELESS THE WINDOW THAT FACES THE CEMETERY MAY SEEM GRIM, BUT IT WAS JUST A REMINDER OF HOW IMPORTANT MY DECISION TO LEAVE WAS AND HOW DIFFERENT MY STORY COULD HAVE ENDED

THIS ROOM BECAME MY SAFE HAVEN" EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE, FIRST OF ALL, DON'T TAKE IT REACH OUT, REACH OUT TO A FRIEND TO A CHURCH TO A POLICE DEPARTMENT TO US WE HAVE A 24-HOUR HOTLINE THAT THEY CAN COME THROUGH

WE'LL PUT THEM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE ALONE, WHICH IS THE BIGGEST MESSAGE AMANDA IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP YOU CAN REACH OUT TO THE 24-HOUR EMERGENCY HOTLINE FOR HELP HERE ON YOUR SCREEN 1-800-967-8928) WE WILL ALSO HAVE INFORMATION TO RESOURCES ON YOURBASIN-DOT COM

THERE ARE EVEN OPTIONS ON THE SAFE PLACE WEBSITE TO LEARN HOW TO CLEAR YOUR BROWSER HISTORY AMANDA IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING ORGANIZATIONS LIKE SAFE PLACE UNITED WAY OF MIDLAND IS HOSTING THEIR ANNUAL POWER OF THE PURSE FUNDRAISERWHERE 100% OF THE NET PROFITS GO TO THEIR INNOVATIVE GRANTS DIRECTLY I AM HONORED TO EMCEE THE EVENT ON APRIL 2ND

FOR A CHANCE TO WINNER A DESIGNER PURSE RSVP BY MARCH 19TH AND VISIT YOURBASIN-DOT COME TO SEE HOW YOU COULD WIN A FREE TICKET TO THE EVENT JAKE STARBUCKS CUPS ARE GOING GREEN WELL, NOT LITERALLY — BUT THEY ARE TESTING

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