The Seeds of Life Awareness Program is focused on educating others about the devastating impact of Domestic Violence and the vulnerability of youth aging out of our Foster Care System. We do this by offering seminars and workshops at local schools, shelters and orphanages; and partnering with like-minded non-profits who help bring awareness and practical solutions to this cause. This Program also reaches out to local Businesses, College Campuses and Faith Organizations, sharing insight on ways to detect and handle domestic violence. Abuse of any kind thrives in darkness and secrecy, our Awareness Program is meant to bring light into this darkness.
The goal of this Program is to change the way society thinks, talks and responds to domestic violence, abuse and neglect. Our initiatives include:
Healthy Relationships = Healthy Communities
This work-shop engages youth and adults to learn more about healthy and unhealthy relationships and to become active advocates in domestic violence prevention. The course helps to build skills for healthy relationships and identify warning signs of domestic violence, abuse or neglect.
V-Aware: Community Dialogue
Often, the first people who become aware of abusive relationships are family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. We invite people to gather in informal spaces (living rooms, cafes, parks) to talk about domestic violence prevention and the dangers facing youth aging out of our Foster Care system. We plan events to bring awareness to these difficult to talk about topics. In many of our gatherings, a survivor will share their experience, and an advocate will share relevant information to help us all recognize and act to end the effects of domestic violence, abuse and neglect within our communities.