Restoring what was taken - time to rest, dress, and recover
Domestic violence is more than a black eye. It is the willful intimidation of the partner through emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behaviors as part of a systematic pattern to gain power and control over another. It can take a heavy toll on not only the physical body but the mental well-being of the survivor.
We provide opportunities for survivors to rest and take time to care for themselves once in a shelter.
Hagar's Heart Pop-Up Shop
It takes time to feel safe to go to a store without looking over your shoulder or feeling nervous about coming face-to-face with your abuser. It can be difficult to find something suitable for a work interview or even just something to wear if an emergency escape is made. This is why we hold pop-up “shop” where survivors can “shop” for new clothes and talk to others free from worry.