Women and children disproportionately bear the impacts of climate change as global temperatures rise. As one example, new research links extreme weather events and environmental degradation to increased domestic violence. Why? Domestic violence is driven by the abuser's need for power and control. Losing one's job, home, or the predictability of daily life due to a hurricane or wildfire can provoke violence toward a partner or child. Those same climate crises can also shut down critical resources survivors turn to for protection, such as shelters and the courts, at the time they are most needed.
Through our DV LEAF initiative, we address the intersection of domestic violence and the climate crisis by advocating for inclusion of survivors' voices in policy planning, and planting trees to honor survivors and mend the earth.
Nature is a powerful healer. How can we address the link between domestic violence and climate change? Planting trees is one action we can takeright now to honor survivors, help mend the earth, and heal ourselves. When you donate to DV LEAF your gift honors a loved one with a card (see options below) and: 🌱 Supports legal services for domestic violence survivors 🌱 Activates healing by planting trees* 🌱 Gives hope during challenging times
*For every $30 donated April 18-May 6*, one or more trees will be planted by American Forests. YOUR CARD OPTIONS:
A Special Message from Dr. Browns' daughter: I would like to make this gift in memory of my mother, Dr. Saundra E. Chesley-Brown, who passed away recently. She was a big supporter of survivors and Ward 7 native and would love DV LEAF!
Emilio Santos Rodriguez
Aidan Flaherty Chung
Nancy Sue Wood
Mary Bergum MD
Judi Kerrigan Krodel
Nancy Sue Wood
Julie & Michael Henszey
David O'Keeffe & Mary Callaghan
Arianna De Reus
Sallie De Reus
Nancy Churik Lewis
In Memory of Barbara Myers Campbell
In Honor of Elaine Eines
In Honor of the Working Mothers at Arnold & Porter
Lee Ann De Reus
In Memory of Deena Kaplan
In Memory of Billie Seeman
Jean F. Rizzo
Beth Faber Jacobs
Carolyn and Jack Sparks
Mary Jane Bowes
In Memory of Sharon Hanley-Decoste
In Memory of David Geoffrey Decoste
In Memory of Michael David Decoste
In Memory of Robert G. Dickie
In Memory of Ann Cory
In Memory of Flora Kaufman
Karen W. Jason
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For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
Abusers can monitor your computer use by accessing your Internet history, or by use of a program that logs your every keystroke and is nearly impossible for the user to notice on their computer.
There are ways to delete internet history in your browser settings. Learn more.
There are also general practices you can adopt to stay safe online. Learn more.
Deleting internet history is never a guarantee your history cannot be found, or that your computer is not being tracked in some other way. If you feel you may be at risk, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE
Abusers can monitor your computer and internet history. Learn more