It’s time again to stick our necks out for the smallest survivors of domestic violence.
The Hal Herman Children’s Fund at Women In Distress (WID) was established by Hal and Lois Herman to help children who live in a domestic violence environment. Through the Fund and the generosity of supporters like you, the smallest survivors of domestic violence receive the support they need. Even when children don’t see domestic abuse, they usually know it’s happening. When children see, hear and experience violence, it affects them in lifelong ways. These children are more likely to exhibit behavioral issues and physical health problems, including depression, anxiety, and violence toward peers.
Here at WID we work very hard to help the children and provide all the tools for success that they will need. We provide counseling, parenting counseling, and several other trauma-informed therapy techniques to help the children heal properly. Another part of healing for a child is simply the ability to be a kid. Kids need to be engaged, entertained, and have fun! WID also support the children with year-round activities to keep their minds busy, and their hearts full. Often WID is visited by community members and organizations that donate their time and services, like petting zoos and magicians.
Last year was the Inaugural Children’s Week Celebration, when our kiddos were taken off campus and was busy doing fun things and learning! We hope you will join our National Children’s Day Campaign next year so we can have a fun-filled week for our kiddos again!