Because of her boyfriend’s erratic behavior and drinking, Zipporah began to fear for her safety and that of her young son. When the abuse turned physical, she gathered her things and went to The Family Place Safe Campus. There, she and her son were immediately offered a safe bed, food, and counseling. Zipporah accepted The Family Place Supportive Living Program. This program offers women the resources they need to live on their own, continue their education, or train for a new job. Zipporah earned a Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate, and therefore, was soon offered a job at a home health agency, which gave her the means to be financially independent and to support herself and her son.
Unfortunately, stories like Zipporah’s are all too common. Moreover, one in 3 women and 1 in 7 men become affected by family violence in their lifetime. Since 1978, The Family Place’s mission has been to eliminate family violence through proactive prevention and intervention, extensive community education, and caring advocacy and assistance for victims and their families. In addition, critical funds raised through the Partners Card program provide family violence victims with emergency shelter; food; clothing; counseling; animal kennels; medical and dental care; daycare and after-school programs for children; job, technical and life skills for adults and much more.
Helping a Worthy Cause
Between October 27th and November 5th, Bibbentuckers will join forces with The Family Place by participating in Partners Card. Here’s how you can help:
1. Buy a Partners Card for $70 and save 20% at over 750 retailers for 10 days and help victims of family violence. $70 provides a night of shelter for a woman and child.
2. Spread the word about Partners Card and the work that The Family Place is doing within the community. Share this unique shopping event with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors.
3. Donate to The Family Place—every dollar makes such a difference in the lives of the people that they serve.
Thank you for helping support the fight against family violence, and as always, thank you for placing your trust in Bibbentuckers to make your life easier and help you look your best.