Children and a Violent World

JD worked hard all his adult life to transcend his tough start, building a life that had all the trappings of happiness and success. As a boy his father had terrorized the family.  Although their dad was never overtly violent towards the kids, JD and his siblings had spent nights cowering together, hiding from the…

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

“Why doesn’t she just leave?” Have you ever asked yourself what this question really means for a survivor of domestic violence and their children?  It is all too easy for us to ask, assume, judge.  The more difficult, complicated thing to do is to examine the reality of leaving for many survivors.  The reality is,…

SPAN Services: Building Stronger Families

When describing the impact of domestic violence on families, people will often say something like “DV tears families apart!” When we look at the families that SPAN supports, thanks to the generosity of people like you, we can say: “Not these families!” Addressing family instability is a major issue in our community, and one that…