This Holiday Season, Make a Gift in Support of Survivors

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This Holiday Season, Make a Gift in Support of Survivors

hotlinehope-1The holidays are a time for togetherness. Meeting up with old friends, spending time with family – traditions that many of us enjoy and might even take for granted. But for survivors of domestic violence, the holiday season can mean increased tension over finances, being isolated from family members or worrying about finding a safe place to stay.

At The Hotline, we believe that everyone deserves peace and safety during the holidays and all year-round. Over the past year, thanks to our partners and supporters we’ve been able to get closer to our goal of responding to each and every person who reaches out to us for help. But nearly 25 percent of calls, chats and text messages to The Hotline still go unanswered due to lack of resources.

“There are no words to thank you for helping me…I just can’t live like this and you made it possible to take my first step.” – Hotline caller

“You don’t know how much it means to be able to call and talk to somebody about this.” – Hotline caller

People experiencing abuse rely on our advocates to be here 24/7/365 providing support, compassion and resources to help them find safety. In turn, we rely on our community of supporters to help ensure that when a survivor is ready to speak, someone is here to listen.

“I have felt lost and scared. Thank you for listening and responding with ideas and help for me.” – Hotline chatter

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to philanthropy, and we’re kicking off our holiday Giving Campaign. The funds we raise today and during the month of December help us increase our capacity to serve victims, survivors and their families. We are so honored to do this work, and we hope that you will consider making a gift to support The Hotline this holiday season.

“The resources I can find on Google. What I can’t find is a healthy person to talk to. That has been the most help. Just be talked to in a healthy way…I feel so much clarity after talking here.” – Hotline chatter

Please support The Hotline by making a gift today.
And, check back here throughout the month for empowering stories from survivors and advocates at The Hotline!

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  1. [Admin note: This comment has been edited for safety per our community guidelines]

    I’m a domestic violence survivor who is on medical leave due to a traumatic brain injury and on a very fixed income which leaves me no extra money eyes after bills are paid. My daughters have been through he’ll and back for 15 years and deserve nothing but peace and happiness for the rest of their lives. I have no way to buy them gifts for Christmas and am desperate for any help I can find to make sure they have something under the tree on Christmas morning. Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Courtney,

      Thank you for reaching out to us. It sounds like you have been through so much, and you and your daughters deserve to live free from violence and abuse. If you’d like to speak with one of our advocates about resources that may be available in your area, please contact us at 1-800-799-7233, or chat online here on our website between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. Central time.

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