On behalf of FAALF initiative to raise support for ongoing advocacy to domestic violence victims, Purple Up Challenge (PUC) 2014 begins on October 2, 2014.
Since the October 1st, I am truly honored to say and appreciate the First African American Lawman Foundation without hesitation stepped up to stand with me as I have come to know a very sensitive side of life. I’m praying and asking the Lord to use my life experiences and allow me to develop outreach ministries nationally to support the victims of domestic violence. The main goal is to educate, encourage, support outreach, and empower advocacy. It is a necessary resource for victims to be able to look forward and succeed in the rebuilding process. Its life saving, and becoming a victor not a victim is truly rewarding. Throughout the states there are only a few fully equipped locations and resources available for individuals enduring this life changing experience. I am inviting you to stand up with me and assist in any way you are able. Together we can achieve the goals for the following areas: Please Help...your voice to support does Count in a Big Way!!! Advantage Point Homes: Goal APH50 - 50 Homes Statewide- Operation Safe Place *11/27/2014- 1st APH Home is underway There is a great need for shelters and ongoing resources supporting advocacy throughout each community. In fact in state of Florida there are only sixteen known safe locations for a victim to go to for safety. Furthermore, when their time is exhausted in the domestic violence shelter the individual has to start all over looking for a place to call home. These active resources are limited. However, the victim’s safety is even more vital at this point. We plan to provide: * Relocation Services * Transitional Housing * Permanent Placement- Rental Assistance to Home Ownership In many cases the victim will go back to the abuser because of the fear of being homeless and/or stranded. The resources provided usually gives precedence to mothers or fathers in this situation but the single individual needs shelter also. We provide to services to all victims. We are discussing with homeowners in regards to solidify our initial locations for our Advantage Point Homes. We are pressing forward to see this vision on through and beyond the bless-filled endeavors. Mandatory Legal Counsel: Goal Life Legal- Mandatory Life Legal Counsel Act *10/1/2014- Cissy on Board In addition to surviving the imminent danger or making the decision of flight or fight, it becomes imperative to have immediate legal counsel. This continuously remains an uncertainty, which is very unfortunate to tarry this alone. Most victims are repetitively victimized because they have very little legal advice throughout the process. As we stand to aggressively advocate that domestic violence is far more mental before its physical we need you to stand with us. In most cases, it is very clear the victim is at the point of helplessness, and becomes overwhelmed due to the circumstances. Most of the time the victim does not have the ability to pay for legal services. We plan to provide: *Point of call legal representation up to 10 years *Ongoing Case Management *Counseling Services Domestic Violence is now became a silent rage to a silent killer long enough. We need you! Please take a moment to think about how you can help stop the violence and break the silence one block at a time. Resources/Support: Goal- Advocate Life Link- Network of Support/Resources for Community Advocates * 12/2014 - Baskets of Care monthly send offs has begun As you may know it takes a lot of time and monetary support to keep places available for the support of victims. It is critical to have the resources available to help when needed. We want to embrace all the resources and link them. We plan to provide: *Advocated Outreach Center *Life Skills Training/Educational Scholarships * Community Advocacy & Supportive Resources Our goals above are daily provisions that need to be met. Take Joy in knowing you can safely help as you provide your gracious support through donating, sponsoring, and/ or volunteering. Please know you will be helping to administer to the needs of individuals at their greatest time of need. We ask you to ask yourself, what you would like if it were you or a loved one in need? Then ask yourself, what can I do to help meet that need? Please take a moment to think in what way you can help, and do just that. It will be enough and definitely better than nothing at all. Thank you so much for taking the time to pray and encourage to give attention for this very important area of need. I certainly hope that you will consider being a part of this worthwhile project and helping it to be more than what it is today. It is because of support such as yours that we are able to initially provide the quality of services throughout the state of Florida. We are starting with one community at a time for all communities nationwide. We would love for you to join in on achieving the Victory!!! Again, we so dearly thank for your prompt consideration to becoming a part of our community team. Your support in any way is greatly appreciated. Blessings Abound in His Service, Veronica Life Founder & Overcomer ~Psalm 121~
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Alert: Our first home has met its capacity. We are in immediate need of additional homes for the Purple It Up Housing initiative. Please private message if you have property or would to support.