One in every four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.1
For years Jane and her children lived as prisoners in their own home, terrorized by an abusive father and husband. Unable to work, drive, shop for groceries or be involved in any social activities without his close supervision, Jane thought she would never escape the abuse. One of the few relatives she was allowed to talk to connected her with Fayette
. The Fayette Cares staff and volunteers
helped Jane arrange for a safe getaway, obtain an Order of Protection, and access free legal services.
Fayette Cares offers options and resources for battered women to escape violence. Available services include a 24-hour hotline facilitating access to emergency shelter and transportation for victims in imminent danger. Services also include security systems, emergency cellular phones, self-defense classes, court accompaniment, legal advocacy and links to other essential resources.
Your donations make it possible for Jane and hundreds like her to break free from a seemingly hopeless situation by providing a safe place to regroup, rebuild and re-establish their self-esteem and lives.
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This project is supported by Grant No. Z0000140801 awarded by the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. This subgrant was awarded by the Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs.
Jjaden, Particia and Thoennes, Nancy. National
Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Parnter Violence (2000).