One in 6 abused women reports that her partner first abused her during pregnancy, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 4 to 8 percent of pregnant women report suffering abuse during pregnancy.
NEW BEGINNINGS PROGRAM
Is designed to educate,empower and support first time expectant mothers between the ages of 13-25 years of age. WE LEAP INC. conducts community baby showers as an awareness, intervention and prevention mechanism to introduce new mothers to resources and programs that are available to assist during difficult times of parenting. The empower showers will provide first time mothers with tools for identifying an unhealthy relationship and then providing tools and information to help build and maintain a healthy relationship, to promote a safe and healthy environment free from domestic violence and child abuse.
Studies show that bullying and teen dating violence is a major social problem: one in five female high school students report being physically and/ or sexually abused by a dating partner and one in three teens say they know a friend who has been hit, punched or slapped by a partner.
BREAK THE SILENCE TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic violence should not happen to anybody. No Exceptions! But it does - and when it does, people need to know there is help. Maybe you have lived with abuse, maybe it happened just once; maybe you work or live next to someone who is being abused right now. Whoever you are, we can show you how and where to get help.
1 in 4 women will be victims of domestic violence or abuse in their lifetime. Come join us for an Empowerment and Awareness session that will stir your passion to break the silence of domestic violence and promote healthy relationships. Become and informed citizen on how to support and assist victims of domestic abuse.
1 in 7 men will be a victim of domestic violence or abuse in their lifetime. A man is severely assaulted by his wife/girlfriend every 14.6 SECONDS
Silence Hides Violence
HE MATTERS Men Empowerment and Awareness sessions is designed to break the silence about domestic violence against men, and promote male involvement in domestic violence awareness and advocacy.
WE LEAP's Empowerment and Awareness sessions are educational, motivational, and enjoyable. Each group session educates participants about domestic violence and provides skills needed to develop healthy relationships in every area of life. Guest speakers are invited from local organizations to come and share information on the resources available within the community. Participants are encouraged to share comments and ask questions.
WE LEAP INC. is a 501c3 nonprofit, domestic violence awareness, intervention, prevention and outreach organization based in St. Lucie County, FL.
Our Mission: to provide domestic violence awareness presentations and outreach intiatives that educate youth, teens, and adults on how to break the cycle and break the silence of domestic abuse.
Our Vision: WE LEAP INC. envisions a society where domestic violence is not tolerated because communities are enlightened and responsive to the needs of victims and their children.