Domestic violence has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why? Whether it's a public health crisis or extreme weather event, the risk factors are similar. Stress created by financial strain, loss of a home or job, can trigger feelings of powerlessness and a need for control, which are known precursors to violence.

Given climate change, more disasters and violence seem inevitable.

We. Need. Healing.

On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are reminded that nature is a powerful healer. How can we address the link between domestic violence and climate change? By planting trees!

Planting trees is one action we can take right now to honor survivors, help mend the earth, and heal ourselves.

How to make a difference

When you donate to the DV LEAF Healing Project your gift honors a loved one with a card and:
               🌱 supports legal services for DV survivors       
🌱 activates healing by planting trees*
🌱 gives hope during challenging times

*For every $50 donated April 22-May 8, two or more trees will be planted by American Forests

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