A project of DOMESTIC ABUSE PROJECT INC
The Emergency Fund provides food, transportation to safety, repair of windows and more...but the fund runs dry too soon.
Tania’s husband was taken to jail after choking her until she passed out. She took advantage of him being incarcerated to change her lock. DAP’s Emergency Fund paid for this.
Serena’s eye glasses were smashed to pieces, while she was wearing them, by her boyfriend and father of her children. After leaving the hospital she had her glasses replaced and got on a bus to find safety with family in Kansas City. DAP’s Emergency Fund paid for this.
Martin showed up at DAP one evening, barefoot and frightened. He had escaped from his partner who had been yelling at and kicking him again. His partner had hidden his cell phone and locked him in the bathroom for five hours. Shelters don’t allow men to stay, so he spent two nights in a motel until he could find friends to stay with. DAP’s Emergency Fund paid for this.
Thankfully DAP’s Emergency Fund received money from the City of Minneapolis annually. Unfortunately because of the high amount of cries for help from victims, this money in this fund runs out mid-year.
This Emergency Fund is used to provide concrete help for battered women in crisis; i.e. food, transportation to safety, repair of windows and doors damaged in the assault, damage deposits, lock changes, etc. Funding for this program is provided by the State of MN in the amount of $5,000 and needs to last DAP for one year (October to October). As you can imagine, the needs of women and children in crisis right now are immense and with three months left before we receive new funding, the coffers are now empty.
Please make a gift of $50, $100, $150 or more to DAP today for the Emergency Fund. Your gifts will allow us to not only fill the gap left for the year, but to provide assistance to the people we’ve had to turn away.