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ACTION ALERT: NTF Applauds the House Passage of VAWA, Urges Senate to Pass Immediately

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R.1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 , with strong bipartisan support. H.R.1620 is a modest bill with targeted enhancements that increase access to services and prevention for all survivors, including survivors of color whose needs have been not been addressed in previous Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) bills. H.R.1620: Supports Communities of Color;... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, March 17, 2021

NCADV Commends Recent Survivor-Centric Federal Actions

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) commends the 117th Congress and the Biden Administration for their leadership in pursuing survivor-centric action at the federal level of government. Three recent news items signaled a shift in prioritizing survivors of gender-based violence.   On January 19th, then President-elect Biden announced the formation of a White House Gender Policy Council with the intention of “ advancing the country towards gender ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, March 15, 2021

The Apartment Game After the Divorce

I don’t get why we have to move and Stan can stay in the house. But he’s the one that owns it. My dad always gives my mom money each week. He’s in charge of everything because he owns everything and makes all the money. I’m nervous about switching schools again. I’m in fifth grade now and new schools are getting old. Two weeks later, my mother and sister and I move out of our three- bedroom house and into a dingy two-bedroom apartment across town. Our new... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, March 15, 2021

ACTION ALERT: NTF Applauds the Introduction of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 and Urges Action

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) applauds House Judiciary Crime Subcommitte Chairwoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) for introducing H.R.1620, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. H.R.1620 is a slightly updated reintroduction of last session’s Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, which passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support. The NTF is a... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, March 8, 2021

NCADV Applauds Congress on the Introduction of the VOCA Fix and Calls for Constituents to Contact Congress in Support

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) celebrates the bicameral introduction of the bipartisan VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 ( the VOCA Fix Act ). We applaud the leadership of Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1), Sheila... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 4, 2021

But, Why Did You Stay…?

I knew it would never happen to me.  I was way too independent and I would never let a man belittle me, let alone hit me.  As a prosecutor in the third largest county in the United States, I was assigned to a special division to prosecute domestic violence cases where the victim wanted charges dropped against her abuser. I remember being so frustrated with all the women who would not leave their abuser and refused to cooperate with their prosecution. I could not conceptually grasp how... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, March 1, 2021

Bystander Paralysis: It Happens to Everyone – Even Domestic Violence Experts

I have several years of experience in violence prevention and victim services for power based violence. “Power based violence is a form of violence that has a primary motivator:  assertion of power, control and/or intimidation in order to harm another . This includes relationship/partner violence, rape/sexual assault, stalking, and other uses of force, threat, intimidation, or harassment of an individual (University of Missouri, (n.d.)” I even studied it in school. So I should... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, February 15, 2021

When I Broke the Silence

It took me many years to muster up the courage to tell the people in my life what my husband was doing to me. Heads up: When you decide to tell, beware. You may not get the reactions from people you expect or hope for. Some people will surprise you, both in a good way and in a bad way. When I decided to tell my family what he was doing to me I was met with all kinds of reactions and responses, none of which was helpful to me. It quite honestly left me stunned. It's not like they... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, February 1, 2021

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Pass a COVID Package That Meets Needs of DV Survivors

Congress MUST pass a COVID-19 relief package that includes not only economic support for unemployed, underemployed, and low-income families but also funding and policies specifically addressing the unique needs of survivors. In previous COVID-19 relief packages, Congress provided no relief funding for survivors of sexual assault , for community-based culturally-specific organizations serving survivors in Communities of Color who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, or for ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, January 28, 2021

Finding Legitimacy After the Violence

“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision—then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid," Audre Lorde .  Sockless, I slowly attempted to step out of my warm bed; however, my feet suddenly immersed themselves in ice-cold water. The freezing sensation fully woke me up immediately. Next to me, my co-dependent partner of the moment, gently snored, still knocked out from a night-filled fest of cocaine, alcohol, and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, January 18, 2021

Emerging Hope

Domestic violence altered the course of my life in a way that I never possibly would have imagined ten, twenty even forty years ago. As a woman nearly sixty years old still struggling with effects of abuse, particularly chronic, complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); I understand how difficult it is to manage life sometimes even if it means surviving simply moment to moment. Today, I am no longer restrained though by abuse or perpetrators who prey on my vulnerabilities – I learned... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, January 4, 2021

NCADV Disappointed VOCA Fix to Prevent Funding Cuts NOT Included in Funding Bill

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is extremely disappointed that, despite bipartisan, bicameral support and constituent pressure, Members of Congress chose not to include a provision to prevent dramatic cuts to non-taxpayer funded Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants in the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY’21) funding bill. If it had passed, this provision would have addressed historically low deposits into VOCA’s Crime Victims Fund (CVF) by redirecting monetary... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2020

NCADV has already shared 2020's most-read news stories and guest blog posts . Now, it's time to reveal the top 5 most-read blog posts of the year.  #5 Quick Guide: Economic and Financial Abuse April is recognized as Financial Literacy Month in the U.S., and it's a topic we here at NCADV believe is an important one for domestic violence victims and survivors. Up to 99% of domestic violence victims experience economic abuse during an abusive relationship, and finances... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, December 28, 2020

The 5 Most-Read Guest Blog Posts of 2020

NCADV is reflecting and looking back on 2020, and we wanted to share the top five most-read guest blog posts of 2020 with you.  #5 What Everyone Ought to Know About Domestic Violence "Having worked with victims of domestic violence for over fifteen years of my career as a registered nurse I thought I knew what I needed to know about abusive partners. I was smart, skilled and resourceful. I thought I knew what I needed to know to spot an abuser; However, nothing could have... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, December 21, 2020

Top 5 News Stories for NCADV in 2020

NCADV is looking back on 2020 and reflecting on what the year has brought us -- the good and the bad. We're here to share with you the top news stories that we've experienced this year along with our constituents.  #5 Most Read News Story for NCADV in 2020 NCADV Stands Against Oppression NCADV stands against oppression. NCADV stands against oppression in the home and against oppression as state-sanctioned violence. NCADV stands against police brutality.  ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, December 10, 2020

12 Reasons to Give to NCADV in 2020

1. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increases in and intensities of domestic violence patterns. Abusers are more violent and with lockdowns and physical restrictions have more access to their victims than ever before. #KeepDVSurvivorsSafe   Give Now 2. Gun purchases have increased this year due to the pandemic. But more guns don’t mean more safety. In fact, for DV victims, they mean escalated danger because having access to a gun increases the risk of intimate partner... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, December 9, 2020

How Writing Helped Me Survive

It’s hard to admit that I am a survivor. The assumptions that we have about who has survived abuse, along with the denial that it could ever be me or perhaps you, it sometimes feels impossible to believe even after going through it. Through sharing our stories, especially during these times of living through a pandemic and surviving domestic violence, I have learned that our own words can help us heal. My abuser was my friend for almost a decade. He was so close that he knew most of... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, December 7, 2020

Urgent Action Alert: Tell Congress "Don't Cut $1.1 Billion from Victim Service Grants!"

The Senate recently released its appropriations bills, and the bill that funds the Department of Justice contains a MASSIVE 40% cut to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) release. This is on top of a 25% cut the prior year. All told, if the Senate gets its way, VOCA victim service grants will have been cut 81% from FY’18 levels. The situation is dire! The reason for this huge cut is that the non-taxpayer-funded pool of money VOCA grants are pulled from (the Crime Victims Fund)... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, December 3, 2020

NCADV Celebrates Survivors and Advocates, Announces Upcoming Conferences at Virtual 2020 National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced last month the next two years of dates for its national conference on domestic violence. The 2021 conference will be hosted in Washington, D.C. between September 19th and 22nd, and the 2022 conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri between August 28th and 31st. The announcement occurred during the 2020 national domestic violence conference, Recognizing (Y)Our Power , where 417 advocates, survivors and others virtually... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 19, 2020

Urgent Action Needed: Tell Congress "Don't Cut $1.1 Billion from Victim Service Grants!"

The Senate recently released its appropriations bills, and the bill that funds the Department of Justice contains a MASSIVE 40% cut to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) release. This is on top of a 25% cut the prior year. All told, if the Senate gets its way, VOCA victim service grants will have been cut 74% over the last two years. The situation is dire! The reason for this huge cut is that the non-taxpayer-funded pool of money VOCA grants are pulled from (the Crime Victims Fund)... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 17, 2020

NCADV Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on winning the 2020 Presidential Election. We celebrate the historic election of America’s first female vice-president, first Black vice-president and first vice-president of South Asian descent. We also commend all of the advocates and community organizers who worked diligently to ensure people the opportunity to vote, to provide the resources and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, November 16, 2020

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Moments from NCADV’s 2020 Conference

NCADV's 2020 national domestic violence conference,  Recognizing (Y)Our Power , marked not only NCADV's 19th conference but also its 1st as a virtual event, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here's a roundup of some of our favorite moments from  Recognizing (Y)Our Power.   On Surviving Domestic Violence .... "There were signs I missed about control, emotional abuse, and coercion that I know about now but missed early on in our... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, November 11, 2020

NCADV Announces 2020 Recognizing (Y)Our Power Award Recipients

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today four 2020 Recognizing (Y)Our Power Award Recipients, who will be honored for their commitment to a national culture where we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence next week at NCADV's conference. Awardees include Paul Feuerstein (Lifetime Impact Award), Stacy Henderson-Shaw (Survivor Activist Award), Natalie Pattillo (Media Award), and State Senator Susan Rubio (Policy Change Award),... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, October 22, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Prevent CATASTROPHIC Cuts to Victim Service Grants

On October 19th, Members of Congress received letter urging Congress to take immediate action to prevent devastating cuts to federal funding for victim service programs through the Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”), including programs serving victims and survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, drunk driving, assault, homicide, and other crimes. The letter also urges Congress to increase federal support to help states compensate crime victims for costs... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NCADV Releases 2019 Remember My Name

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is officially releasing its 2019 "Remember My Name" today, marking the 26th addition to the collection. The poster's release coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October. This year's image was designed by NCADV and can be downloaded from the NCADV website . The 2019 Remember My Name includes the names, ages, and states of 106 victims killed by domestic violence abusers last year as well as an... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, October 15, 2020

NCADV Statement on SCOTUS Nominee, Urges Senate to Prioritize COVID Relief Package

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is deeply concerned about the Senate’s poor decision to begin consideration of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court in the midst of a catastrophic pandemic, the likes of which have not been seen since the 1918 flu. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from COVID-19, millions have become ill, and tens of millions have lost their jobs. America is in the worst recession since the Great Depression. It is... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Action Alert: Don't Let Congress Ignore Survivors! Senate Action Needed NOW!

On October 1 st , the House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief measure to move forward efforts to finalize another much-needed COVID-19 relief bill, after its May passage of the $3.4 trillion Heroes Act was ultimately not taken up in the Senate. The new House measure, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions ( HEROES ) Act (“Updated HEROES Act”), addresses the health and economic needs of the nation and includes... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, October 12, 2020

Natasha Trethewey to Keynote at NCADV's 2020 Conference

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced the keynote speaker for its 19th national conference on domestic violence, Recognizing (Y)Our Power , will be former two-time  Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Her keynote address will take place on Tuesday, October 27th at 1:30pm EDT and will be streamed to attendees. “As a survivor and advocate, having Ms. Tretheway speak to our audience from her perspective and experience is exciting,” said Ruth M.... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, September 15, 2020

NCADV Announces Collaboration with {save} skin care

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) will team up with {save} skin care, a skincare company committed to empowering and supporting women. For the entire month of September, {save} will donate 10% of all sales to support the NCADV and its amazing work in serving victims and survivors of domestic violence.  {save} CEO Joanna Draniak-Kicínska has long been committed to empowering woman.  Recently Joanna held a benefit for a local women’s shelter... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Action Alert: Day of Action Planned for September 9th

On SEPTEMBER 9, we are holding a day of action to tell Congress and the White House that they have ignored the needs of survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic for far too long. They MUST pass a COVID-19 relief package that includes not only economic supports for unemployed, underemployed, and low-income families but also funding and policies specifically addressing the unique needs of survivors. In previous COVID-19 relief packages, Congress and the White House have provided NOTHING ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 31, 2020

National Domestic Violence Conference Becomes Fully Virtual Event Broadcast from St. Louis

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced that its 19th national conference on domestic violence moved to a fully virtual event broadcasted from St. Louis, Missouri from October 25th through October 28th. The change marks the first time in the forty-year history of the conference that the event is available virtually, allowing more advocates around the nation and the world to attend this critical conference. “Though NCADV understands the desire and need... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, August 19, 2020

NCADV Announces Recognizing (Y)Our Power Workshops

NCADV is excited to share details for our workshop lineup at  Recognizing (Y)Our Power ! Click on any topic area below to read more details about workshops or just keep scrolling down this page to read all of them. And ...  don't forget to register ! Activism, Social Justice and Community Outreach  Advanced Advocacy Skills   Anti-Oppression and Racial Justice  Capacity Building and Leadership ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, July 29, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Don't Let Congress Ignore Survivors!

As the House, Senate, and White House prepare to negotiate the next and likely final COVID-19 supplemental funding package, we have an important message for them - they cannot ignore the needs of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence! Congress has provided trillions of dollars in supplemental funding to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, but they have provided NOTHING for survivors of sexual assault , for community-based culturally-specific organizations serving survivors... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 27, 2020

After The Laughter: A Survivors Journey From Hurting To Healing The Scars Of Domestic Violence

You finally met the love of your life. It was as if the heavens opened up and poured out the perfect cocktail of good looks, intelligence, adventure, confidence and charm. The love was fast, the passion was fierce and the communication was intense. You were intoxicated by his affection, attention and adoration. There's no place on earth you would have rather been than tucked away inside his loving arms. There was late night laughter and early morning kisses as you were whisked away to... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 27, 2020

Using Creativity as a Tool for Transformation with Survivors

Ten years ago, I discovered a collection of poems titled ‘Holocaust’ by Charles Reznikoff’s. During this time, I was working as a consultant in London in the arena of gender-based violence. Reznikoff’s work resonated with me. I had grown up with stories of the war in my family. Also working with survivors of abuse, I had a deep awareness of the impact of trauma in the ‘ordinary’ settings of family and intimate... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 13, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Day of Action Planned for July 16th!

On JULY 16, we are holding a day of action to tell Congress that it must acknowledge that racism is part of all of our institutions, as amply demonstrated by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities and Communities of Color. While we appreciate that the House’s HEROES Act provides funding for domestic violence programs and ensures the long-term viability of the Crime Victims Fund, it provides NO funding for culturally-specific community-based organizations that provide... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, July 9, 2020

Working with Survivors: Equipping Survivors with Their Voice

The survivor’s narrative is often rendered invisible by the perpetration of violence, whether that violence is physical, psychological or material.   Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events is an essential part of the healing process.  After natural disasters, healing can come from the connection with others who have shared the experience.  As Judith Lewis Herman highlights, ‘the solidarity of a group provides the strongest protection against... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 29, 2020

NCADV with Bayer Animal Health Announces Grantee Recipients

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and Bayer Animal Health announced the recipients of $100,000 in funding to help alleviate the amplified strains put on their domestic violence shelters and programs in the wake of COVID-19. These 30 nationwide recipients either provide on-site pet facilities or need funding to help accommodate pets in the interim as families escape abuse with their pets. “We are delighted to join with Bayer to support shelters and programs... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 23, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Tell Senators to Pass a COVID-19 Package Supporting Victims and Survivors

Congress must acknowledge that racism is part of all of our institutions, as amply demonstrated by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities and Communities of Color. While we appreciate that the House’s HEROES Act provides funding for domestic violence programs and ensures the long-term viability of the Crime Victims Fund, it provides NO funding for culturally-specific community-based organizations that provide domestic violence and sexual assault services . This is... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Be Good to Yourself!

During the August 3-6, 2017, I spent some much needed time away in Highlands, North Carolina at the HBW Summer Camp to pray, to work, to meditate and ask God for direction following the passing of my 77-year-old  mother on July 17, 2017. This area in North Carolina is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. What impressed me the most about my trip here? I was about to focus on my self-care. The Mountain Retreat Learning Center in North Carolina environment is conductive to... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 15, 2020

NTF Statement on Oppression and Anti-Black Racism

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) shares the grief and rage of all those who are mourning the racist killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed and David McAtee and the countless acts of racist violence perpetrated against Black people by individuals and by institutions. As organizations committed to ending sexual and domestic violence, we condemn anti-Black racism and all other forms of racism and oppression such as police violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 2, 2020

NCADV Stands Against Oppression

Oppression comes in many forms.  In the home, oppression can manifest as domestic violence and other interpersonal violence. In communities, it manifests in myriad ways, including as police brutality. At a societal level, it manifests in racist, xenophobic, homo-, and transphobic policies which creates and allows systems designed to benefit those in power and to harm those who are not. Oppressions, whether they  be in the home, in communities, or in systems, have at their root the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 1, 2020

What Everyone Ought To Know About Domestic Violence

Having worked with victims of domestic violence for over fifteen years of my career as a registered nurse I thought I knew what I needed to know about abusive partners. I had gone through my professional training, I had worked as an emergency room case manager in addition to working in some of the best and cutting edge Level I trauma centers in the United States. I was smart, skilled and resourceful. I thought I knew what I needed to know to spot an abuser; However, nothing could have ever... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 1, 2020

Action Alert: Sign on to Letter to Congress for Your Organization

As supplemental Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grants from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ( CARES ) Act are becoming available to domestic violence programs, it is important to recognize the domestic and sexual violence fields’ successes - both in battling COVID-19 on the frontlines and also in urging Congress to fund critical victim service programs. The House’s Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions ( HEROES ) Act contained... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NCADV Applauds House for Passing HEROES Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the HEROES Act (H.R.6800) without the addition of any harmful provisions. The HEROES Act includes several provisions exclusively addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors, advocates, and service providers. It also includes many other provisions that are not survivor-specific but that will provide much-needed economic and housing supports. “We appreciate everything the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, May 18, 2020

NCADV Applauds House of Representatives for Including Provisions for Domestic Violence Survivors in HEROES Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for including important provisions to address the needs of survivors of domestic violence in H.R.6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act). The HEROES Act builds on the CARES Act and makes important investments and policy changes to provide critical services and to support survivors.  Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV’s President & CEO, says, “The... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Bayer Animal Health Partners with NCADV to Commit $100,000 to Domestic Violence Shelters Supporting Survivors and Their Pets

Staying home is the best way to slow the spread of COVID- 19, yet home is not always a safe place for people who experience domestic violence. Due to increased demands on organizations providing services to families escaping abuse with their pets, Bayer Animal Health is committing $100,000 to help alleviate the amplified strains being put on domestic violence shelters and programs across the country. Organizations can apply for the funding this month through the National Coalition Against... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Address Survivors' Needs in Next COVID-19 Response Package

Right now, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at great risk.  Act now to urge Congress to address the urgent and emerging needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting disruptions.   The House of Representatives is finalizing its phase four COVID-19 response package. It is critical that this package meets the needs of victims,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Action Alert: Contact Congress and Tell Them to Address Survivors' Needs in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Right now, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at great risk.  Act now to urge Congress to address the urgent and emerging needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting disruptions.   Congress is currently working on a phase four stimulus package. It is critical that this package meets the needs of victims, survivors, and everyday... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, April 20, 2020

Action Alert: Organizational Sign-on Letter to Congress

As domestic violence and sexual assault programs and community-based organizations adjust to new service provision, many programs are experiencing an increase in requests for services. Simultaneously, many programs are facing a decrease in donations due to widespread economic fears. As Congress negotiates a phase four COVID-19 supplemental appropriations package, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) is leading an organizational sign-on letter to encourage... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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