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Supporting Young Survivors

Fleeing intimate partner abuse is always scary, especially with children or while pregnant.

Beyond the risk for increased violence, parenting survivors leave behind their home and necessities to care for their children. More than a hundred children of survivors live at the shelter each year.

Although every child responds differently to violence, research finds common age-specific responses that advocates can help parents navigate. Services include healing play, school advocacy, and support groups for parents and kids. Advocates also help with birth plans for pregnant survivors and, if asked, are by their sides at the hospital when it’s time.

The International “We Serve” Foundation has contributed almost $20,000 to support the needs of parenting survivors and children. Funds have provided essential items including cribs, beds, car seats, and more.

Dr. Melappalayam Vijayaraghavan, founder of the International “We Serve” Foundation, passed away last year. Dr. Viji’s legacy of kindness and generosity for survivors will be remembered.

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