The Issue: Safe Spaces for Survivors of Domestic Violence
For many survivors of domestic violence, the risk of physical harm doesn't disappear after an abusive relationship has ended. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, approximately half of civil protection orders obtained by women against partners who physically assaulted them were violated.
Sunflower Kids provides safe, monitored spaces where family members who have experienced domestic violence can visit one another without violating court orders. The organization places equal priority on the safety of both children and adults.
The Campaign: Supplying Games for Visitation Room
If this Grassroots campaign raises $300, then Sunflower Kids can purchase a video-game system and other age-appropriate games and activities for a new family visitation room. Each additional $10 donation will be used to purchase more games, arts and crafts materials, and additional furnishings for the room.
With a new visitation room, Sunflower Kids can create a warm environment that feels more like a home than a sterile office. Age-appropriate toys and games provide children with different ways to interact with their parents and can help diminish feelings of fear or anxiety during visits.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.