Wounded Wings is hosting a Zumba® Party to raise funds for Safe Transitions to Healthy Relationships and other domestic violence prevention programming. Many women and children escape abuse with only the clothes on their back. Funds will also be used to help women and children in crisis meet their basic needs of clothing and hygiene items.
What Is Safe Transitions We believe domestic violence can be prevented through empowerment. Preparing women for healthy relationships helps them to avoid toxic and potentially abusive partners. Learning triggers and developing a safety plan allows women an opportunity to escape before violence escalates. Women are also less likely to become victims if they understand the cycle of domestic abuse, know the risks and know they have a right to be free from violence. Meeting once per week for six weeks, Safe Transitions works with survivors to prepare them to transition from abuse to healthy relationships.
Safe Transitions repairs the broken link in the treatment process. Batterers are typically provided treatment and guidance. Victims are not afforded this type of help and often find themselves back in the same or another abusive relationship. Safe Transitions has proven success in decreasing domestic violence by helping both parties understand why violence occurred and explore ways to end the abuse.