On Mother's Day 2022, the Alliance Foundation presented 50 care packages to the residents of S.A.F.E House in Henderson, NV. The residents of S.A.F.E House are victims of domestic violence. It is our hope that our gift lifted spirits and put a smile of hope on some faces.
A special thank-you to our partners "With Love and Co." and "Handmade with Love by Joan" for their generous contributions.
It’s no secret that pets offer emotional support, comfort, and joy to their owners.
Pets in general can be a person’s best friend, and many of us can’t imagine life without our faithful, four-legged companions.
But not all pets are emotional support animals.
So what is an emotional support animal?
Homelessness is a complex issue. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. This is because the cause of homelessness is different for different people.
For some individuals, homelessness is mainly the result of uncontrollable circumstances. The perfect storm of financial troubles can leave anyone reeling, and it can take years to recover from. These people may simply need financial help.
Abuse in relationships, also known as intimate partner violence (IPV), is far more common than most people think. If abuse is defined as sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking, then statistics from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men in the U.S. have been victims of IPV.
However, abuse is more than just physical; it’s psychological. IPV also includes non-physical violence such as threats, manipulation, verbal abuse, or other forms of communication that cause mental or emotional harm to a partner. In the U.S. alone, 43 million women and 38 million men have experienced psychological violence in abusive relationships.
Unfortunately, abusive relationships are closely linked with homelessness. According to best estimates, more than 80% of homeless women with children are fleeing an abusive relationship, and abuse is the direct cause of homelessness for somewhere between 22 and 57% of women.
On top of this, 38% of IPV victims experience homelessness at some point in their lives.
Brad Barrie from the Alliance Foundation had this to say about the event: "We're excited to team up with the USS WindRunner and the Just One Project on this important work. Food distribution is a crucial part of helping those who are struggling, and we're grateful to be able to do our part."