MESA, Ariz. –
A lot of things have changed in the year since COVID-19 hit including the number of escapes from domestic violence. Looking at month to month comparisons we can see the number of escapes increase drastically. The chart shows the number of escapes, it’s just numbers.
In real life these escapes are people fleeing abuse often with nothing but what they have on. It’s mothers with their children and pets, it’s grandparents and great-grandparents that have been abused and robbed of all they have by family members, it’s Veterans, it’s men, it’s women, it’s people’s lives and their futures.
As of 3/18/2021 Control Alt Delete has helped facilitate 2151 escapes from domestic violence that include 4484 children. We remove the barriers that can keep them in unsafe environments and one common barrier is the worry of having food. In the case of the elderly escapes, there have been 35 since January 1, 2021, most left with no money after family has robbed them of everything they have.
Thanks to the Albertsons Foundation Nourishing Neighbors grant to Control Alt Delete we have been able to provide food relief to every single escape that has had the need. Every single escape!
“There is instant immense relief when we let a Survivor know that we are helping with groceries and essentials. Their worries about safety and recovering from the trauma they have endured should not include food. We are so grateful to the Albertsons Foundation Nourishing Neighbors program that has enabled Control Alt Delete the ability to remove that barrier and worry and allow these Survivors to heal.” Laura Pahules Founder
Of today 3/18/2021 this grant has impacted 18 escapes from domestic violence.
2 senior citizens
And we still have only used ¼ of the grant funds!
Together we are creating a Society of Survivors – Thank you Albertsons Foundation Nourishing Neighbors!
Control Alt Delete removes the barriers that often keep people in unsafe domestic violence environments. We bridge the gap in services and help in that immediate time of need providing one time assistance with services such as gas gift cards, cab rides, bus tickets, hotel rooms and new locks and security measures for homes where Survivors will be staying.