A Child's Healing Is Ending Violence Eternally
The Leadership Stockton Class of 2019 has chosen to renovate the Women's Center - Youth & Family Services Greenhouse Building. The Greenhouse is the children’s counseling center for children living at DAWN House (a domestic violence emergency shelter) in Stockton, California; it offers the youngest, most vulnerable and extremely impressionable victims of domestic violence to seek refuge, learn about safety, and begin the healing process.
The Class of 2019 endeavors to enhance and modernize the space to ensure functionality and more effectively facilitate healing.
OUR PROJECT AT A GLANCE
The Greenhouse Renovation
The Class of 2019 has chosen to renovate Women's Center -Youth & Family Services Greenhouse Building. The Greenhouse is the children’s counseling center for children living at DAWN House (a domestic violence emergency shelter) in Stockton, California.
The Greenhouse creates a safe place for children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence to let go of the fear, guilt, and responsibility they feel and allows them to just be kids. These young victims learn that the violence is not their fault, while they create safety plans and role-play scenarios, so they can practice what to do in case of an emergency.
Spearheaded by Leadership Stockton Class of 2018-19 with the support of the Women's Center Youth & Family Services, our class endeavors to enhance and modernize the space to ensure functionality and more effectively facilitate healing.
As with any large-scale renovation project, the labor will be intensive and we will need to fund raise greatly to accomplish our goals for these children. We ask for our community's support and are seeking monetary gifts of any size, in-kind donations, and partnerships.
All funds raised are being used directly towards the renovation of the Greenhouse. The mission of remodeling Greenhouse is to provide a safe, comfortable and modern environment for the children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence here in San Joaquin County.
Last year, the Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services provided counseling to 1,479 domestic violence victims. Many victims return to batterers, and children who grow up with DV are 74% more likely to commit a violence crime against someone else and 3 times more likely to repeat the cycle (of domestic violence) in adulthood.
Recent studies show that in homes where domestic violence is present, 50% of children living in those homes are abused physically and/or emotionally.
Get in touch with the Class of 2019 to learn more about our project and how you can help us A.C.H.I.E.V.E. our Greenhouse renovation project.