Discovery House is about hope. This holiday season, help end the cycle of domestic violence for children and their mothers.
From the moment a family walks through our yellow door, their lives are changed forever and for the better. We offer longer-term, safe places for our families to call home while they begin rebuilding their lives. We provide mothers access to counselling, support and programs to ensure they never return to abusive partners. We work directly with children to mitigate the effects of trauma and prevent the cycle from repeating.
You can give hope today to families who are leaving domestic violence and building new lives for themselves. Your act of generosity will change the lives of hundreds of children and their mothers at Discovery House.
This December, DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT and help families to rebuild their lives.
From December 1st-31st, every donation to Discovery House will be matched up to $100,000. This means that your donation will have twice the impact!
Here is one mother’s story:
After years of abuse, Maisha left her husband, moving with her young children into a home found for her by Discovery House’s Community Housing Program liaison. Repeated trauma and death threats made her fear for her life. She no longer slept, and constantly checked and re-checked the lock on the door; she was scared to leave the house. A trauma-informed case manager from Discovery House checked in with her frequently and soon Maisha felt safe enough to start meeting with her face-to-face. Together they created a safety plan and reviewed it regularly with Maisha’s children. They participated in counselling and programming and were connected to support groups within the community.
Today, Maisha is working full time and she and her children are living safe and abundant lives. Each year we support mothers just like Maisha, helping them heal and working to ensure they never return to a life of violence.