Domestic Violence does not discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life, from the very well-educated and wealthy to the poor and destitute. However, no matter where a victim began the journey, the victim is so destroyed by the abuser that he or she finds him or herself without hope. The victims often needs to be reeducated, reassured, and counseled in order to move on and start a new life.
Lead My Way can help. We work with victims of domestic abuse to help them and their children become financially independent and begin a new life away from abuse and in a safe environment.
Whether it be job skills, life skills, interview skills, resume skills, or a combination of all of the above, Lead My Way offers experienced and trusted coaches and advisors. As a non-profit organization located in New Jersey, we are able to offer professional development and job readiness training and help them move on!
We are currently in our development stages and we truly need the help of people like you to get us off the ground. Our goal is to develop program courses to help the DV victims and survivors prepare for the life of financial stability and safety. The types of categories are professional development, job readiness skills, and life skills. In fact, education costs money. That is where kindness of our supporters come in!
The problem may appear to be someone else’s problem. You may say to yourself, “There is no one I know affected by this.” Or maybe you are thinking, “My children were raised better and will never have to worry about such issues.” IF that is your thought, maybe this will change your mind:
- A Typical day in a domestic violence hotline centers yield 20,000 telephone calls in the US alone:
- Over 10,000,000 children are exposed to domestic violence annually;
- Domestic Violence is the Third leading cause of homelessness amongst families; and finally
- Intimate Partner Violence is the Third leading cause of female homicide and injury related deaths in pregnancy.
- The annual cost of domestic violence in the United States has been quoted as high as $12.6 billion.
How much is that smile worth? We feel it is worth more than any amount of money. But, we need your help to make that a reality.
We thank you for taking time to read this and are very grateful for your kind and generous support regardless of the amount you gladly contribute to support the cause.