The survivors of abuse are literally and figuratively beaten down!
They no longer believe their worth in this world and are very manipulated. Some even stay because the abuser will threaten the survivor to harm or take the children. Some children are threatened to stay quiet or their moms will be harmed and or killed. Some have no access to money and some are forcefully made to take drugs. Some are exposed to live with all of the above! Among many, many other reasons. All of which leaves the abuser with the upper hand. Domestic Violence is not just bruises that you can see. Do you see how easy it would be to feel like you have no choice as a survivor but to stay?
That’s why the Hopefull Handbags Global a 501(c)3 Global Charity organization was started. To give hope to the survivors and raise awareness. Raise awareness that Domestic Violence is NOT OK, it happens in all socioeconomic backgrounds and that the children are detrimentally affected as well. To open the conversation so that those still in abusive situations feel safe and confident to reach out for help. To let the survivors know that there is help and support out there. There is help and support that will help them create a safety plan. A plan to help them get out when they are ready. A plan to get them and their children to safety. Help them know that they deserve a life of success and this life is limitless. A reminder that our past does not dictate our future.
Hopefull Handbags Global is now functioning in 8 countries. If you would like to get involved in any way please go here.
I know I speak for my sister in saying, “We feel blessed to have been raised by two parents that are always helping others. Two parents that always praised my sister and I for doing good things and helping others!” It was what was expected of us because it is a win-win for everyone! When we had to learn a lesson, they were there and when we began to fall they were there to help us get back on our feet! Our parents were always very open with my sister and I. They would tell us when they would see something unhealthy for us in any situation.
I know that this allowed me to blossom with limitless possibilities and Hopefull Handbags is here to spread that very hope!!
Hope helps us get over the hump…
and there have been many times in my life where that very hope changed my life!
At Hopefull Handbags Global, donated once loved Handbags are filled with necessities and other things to make survivors feel amazing! We are here to assist survivors of Domestic abuse and their children on their journey to a safe, healthy, sustainable, and limitless life. Our HH SHINE and NEW Programs have a 90% success rate. One on One mentoring makes all of the difference and is priceless.
Soooo, as you can see, it is more than just a Handbag!
There are also men that are survivors of Domestic Abuse.
This does happen. There are so many reasons why men stay in abusive relationships as well. But similarly to women, threats are a huge part and they feel that leaving is not an option. There is help and support out there for men as well… Just reach out!!
My parents are also very passionate about bringing awareness to Domestic Violence!
My mom is on the Board of Directors of Hopefull Handbags Global and leads our Volunteer and Hopefull Handbag Distributions. My dad is on the Board of a local organization MADV (Men Against Domestic Violence). MADV is focused on discussing strategies and solutions to break the vicious cycle of domestic violence. It calls on men to come together to help stop domestic and sexual violence!
We thank all of the people and organizations that support Hopefull Handbags Global, a Non-Profit as well as the organizations that are there to support the survivors of Domestic Abuse in so many ways.
Together We Are Stronger…
Founder of Hopefull Handbags Global Non Profit, Inc.