The path to self-reliance and independence can be difficult for survivors of domestic violence. In many instances, the survivor has had to leave everything behind to free herself from her abuser, except for her children and the clothes on her back. Shelters fulfill an important role in the healing process, offering much-needed necessities: a warm place to stay, regular meals, clothing and support. However, many shelters are unable to provide the longer-term assistance or programs that are integral to ensuring that a survivor truly becomes independent. This is where Jadenís Ladder can help.
Jaden's Ladder is a non-profit organization that assists survivors of domestic violence with life-enhancing, post shelter programs and support that build confidence and foster self-reliance. We work with area shelters to provide post-shelter care and guidance to ensure that survivors are empowered to take back their lives and become active and vital members of the community.
As an organization, we commit to helping each survivor as much as they will help themselves. This includes, but is not limited to, providing guidance on apartment hunting or career building, obtaining furniture, offering much needed, doctor-supervised emotional support and mentoring, and acquiring discounted day care services. The level of support for each survivor is determined on a case-by-case basis, upon completion of a formal needs assessment.
In order to qualify for Jadenís Ladder support, survivors must be referred by an area shelter. In addition, we require all Jadenís Ladder recipients to sign a contract that obligates them to stay away from their abuser as long as they are accepting Jadenís Ladder assistance. Statistics have shown that most survivors return to their abusers several times, becoming victims once again. It is our utmost goal to break that cycle, through empowerment and support.
Jadenís Ladder Ė helping domestic violence survivors climb higher.