Why you should support HAVEN during Give Big Gallatin Valley 2018

  • In the last 2 years, there have been 5 deaths related to domestic violence in the Gallatin Valley. This accounts for 30% of all domestic violence related homicides in the state.

  • The CDC estimates that 20,000 survivors of domestic violence reside in the Gallatin Valley. With our current resources, HAVEN supports just 1,000 on an annual basis. This is 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men.

  • Children of domestic violence are 3 times more likely to repeat the cycle in adulthood, as growing up with domestic violence is the most significant predictor of whether or not someone will be engaged in domestic violence later in life

  • Last year, in the United States, 8,000,000 work days were lost by women due to intimate partner violence. (This means they were injured so badly they were unable to go to to work.)

When you give to HAVEN during Give Big this year, your dollar will go twice as far.  That’s right, the first $20,000 given to HAVEN during Give Big will be matched, dollar for dollar.

A little more about HAVEN:

HAVEN serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking, and their families in the Gallatin Valley. From the beginning, HAVEN has been invested in empowerment. We empower survivors to make their own decisions about their lives and believe that providing them with the resources and support they need helps them regain the power they have lost.

Today, the national climate around issues such as sexual assault, domestic violence and equality is finally changing. The #MeToo Movement is gaining strength every day and people are coming together to say Time's Up. At HAVEN, we feel inspired and confident that a future without violence is possible. It is our time to challenge the status quo and give a voice to those who have felt ashamed, afraid and unworthy of love.   

Give Big is happening 5/3/2018 - 5/4/2018 from 6PM to 6PM. To donate to this local non-profit organization, simply click this link.

Do you need help? Call this anonymous 24-7 hotline at (406) 586-4111.



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