Understanding the Why
The holiday season can often be a time of loneliness and isolation for women who have suffered from domestic abuse. While many will celebrate, give gifts, and spend time with their families, women who have lived through domestic abuse often feel their pain and loss magnified.
The damaging and lasting impacts of financial abuse may hinder many from being able to provide a Christmas meal or gifts for their children or loved ones, adding to their disappointment and broken hopes as they are trying to rebuild from domestic abuse.
Some studies have shown that financial abuse occurs in as many as 99% of domestic violence cases. Just as disturbing is the fact that seven out of eight survivors who do leave their abusers return, largely due to financial pressures.*
Share the Hope
At Called to Peace Ministries, we want to continue to share the hope that only Christ can provide through His redeeming and restorative power!
What a privilege it is to enter into the joy of assisting those in need, by being the hands and feet of Jesus to them.
Join us this GivingTuesday
Join us this GivingTuesday aka #Give100to100 Tuesday. Partner with us in sharing the true GIFT we have in Jesus, by giving to a survivor in need.
We will match your $100, $50, or $25 donation to a victim of abuse from one of our support groups or advocacy programs and has been identified as most needing help and support this Christmas season. Our goal is to raise $10,000 between November 19th-30th, providing 100 women $100 gift cards.
With these cards, they will be able to provide a Christmas meal for their loved ones, purchase Christmas gifts for their children, or start new Christmas traditions with their families.
What we may consider a small gift can prove to be an enormous blessing for the recipient. You can read HERE about how a gift card was life-changing for “Anne Marie,” in helping her overcome domestic abuse.
“In all things, I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”