Liberty Resources Domestic Violence Program Receives Mother’s Day Donations
May 10, 2016
While the Mother’s Day holiday may mean beautiful flowers, cards, and lavish brunch dates for some, it is also a holiday that can be bittersweet for female survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in our community. While others are celebrating the unique relationship and bond between a mother and her children, often time’s survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can find themselves struggling both emotionally and financially. Celebrating a holiday may feel very challenging at a time when a survivor is considering forging a new life for themselves and their family.
Mother’s Day was made extra special this year for many families due to generous community donations! Liberty Resources Victims of Violence (VOV) program received a variety of Mother’s Day gift basket items for survivors that made their Mother’s Day holiday a lot brighter. The VOV program serves more than 300 annual reported survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse throughout Madison County. Liberty Resources would like to thank the employees of New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation in Rome and the employees of Victoria’s Secret in New Hartford for their generous gifts that brought many smiles to the faces of survivors through the donation of homeware items, snacks, activity books, art supplies, and personal care themed Mother’s Day gift baskets.
Liberty Resources VOV program provides free and confidential services to survivors, including a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week hotline at (315) 366-5000, counseling and therapy services, support groups, medical and legal accompaniment, referral and advocacy services, safe housing for emergency domestic violence situations, assistance with Office of Victims Services compensation applications, and innovative survivor holistic healing workshops.
For more information on the VOV program, please call Liberty Resources’ Oneida office at 315-363-0048 or visit the VOV website to view a list of donation wishes at www.victimsofviolence.org.