When we get access to good resources, it can change just about everything.
“Every single parent teetering on poverty does this. We work, we love, we do. And the stress of it all, the exhaustion, leaves us hollowed.”
You and your loved ones deserve a good life.
From their website jenesse.org:
“Offering 40+ years of life-saving services, Jenesse Center Inc. is a nationally recognized non-profit domestic violence prevention and intervention organization. Jenesse works locally, nationally and globally to shine a light on violence against women, girls, men and boys and advocates the basic human right for all people to have peace in their homes and relationships. Jenesse’s culturally sensitive programs and services not only transition families from crisis to self-sufficiency, but transforms the lives of its clients and the community at large by offering education, referrals and resources that go beyond shelter. Housing women and children from 30 days up to two years through our emergency and transitional shelters, Jenesse also provides a variety of support services, including mental health counseling, independent life skills classes, computer training, job referrals, after school programs for children, field trips, tutoring and comprehensive, direct legal services. Jenesse takes a proactive stance in educating young people to learn what healthy relationships look like and works to break the generational cycle of violence.”
*The MAID Writers Room partnered with Jenesse Center to help portray domestic violence, and the nuances of its prevention and intervention authentically.
From their website Domesticworkers.org:
“The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) works for the respect, recognition, and rights for the nearly 2.5 million nannies, housecleaners, and home care workers who do the essential work of caring for our loved ones and our homes.”
Free, confidential support is available 24/7. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), chat at thehotline.org, or text “START” to 88788. You are not alone.
Their website also provides help with creating a safety plan, local resources, healthcare, legal help, deaf services, and Native American services.
Savings matching program. Survivor Safety Fund. Peer-to-peer groups. And more.
From their website Freefrom.org:
“The FreeFrom team is made up of queer, trans, im/migrant, and BIPOC survivors. We envision a world in which all survivors are able to build the wealth and financial security necessary to support their individual, intergenerational, and community healing—enabling them to thrive.”
From their website Unitedway.org:
“United Way turns innovative ideas into real community solutions. The following initiatives are tackling issues that go beyond state and national borders, improving the lives of millions of people in the process.”
Programs: Early learning initiatives, free income tax filing, 211, human trafficking help, and more.
From their website dbsalliance.org:
“The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a leading national organization focusing on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, which affect over 21 million Americans, account for over 50% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.
DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.
Through our extensive online and print resources and our nearly 600 support groups and more than 200 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.”
Stephanie Land is the author of MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Washington Post, Guardian, Vox, Salon and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She lives in Missoula, Montana.