On Mother’s Day, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) honors the parents, guardians, and all caretakers who provide guidance and support to children, particularly during this difficult period. This past year, we’ve seen the economic impact the nation's response to COVID-19 has had on mothers, many of who are working full-time both inside and outside of the home. Working mothers also face significant pay gaps as compared to working dads, and many moms may lack access to safe, affordable childcare. For many survivors of violence who have children, limited economic, housing, and childcare supports can create barriers to safety. Issues like custody and divorce can further exacerbate these barriers for some survivors.
Every day, NNEDV works to break down barriers to safety for survivors. Whether we are working with survivors to improve credit scores and giving free legal information on issues like custody, advocating for resources and better policies for working parents on Capitol Hill, or securing resources for local domestic violence programs, we will continue to work until every home is a safe home.
This Mother’s Day, donate to NNEDV in honor of the person in your life who has served as a nurturing figure in your life—whether by birth or by choice. Your donation will support our work to improve survivor safety and end domestic violence.
Like you, we believe that everyone deserves to feel safe at home. Join us in our work to make this goal reality.
Deborah J. Vagins
NNEDV President and CEO
P.S. If you know a survivor who is in need of information on issues like custody, NNEDV’s WomensLaw project is hosting a series of Online Information Clinics in May and June. Survivors will have an opportunity to talk to a lawyer. Click here to learn more.