Shade Tree was designed to help women, children and their pets. Their mission is to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance. At BEAUTY AND A BABEE Boutique we believe all women deserve the right to feel gorgeous, stand with confidence, and conquer the day with pride. We've partnered with The Shade Tree to empower women to look and feel their best. Join with us! Your donation of only $7 provides an accessory set, or you can fund an entire outfit with packages ranging from $50-$500. Let’s stand together and provide these deserving women fashionable apparel to dress for success to get back on their feet and provide for their families. You are truly making an impact. By supporting The Shade Tree you are saving lives and improving the world. Help us change lives by donating brand new clothes to the women and children of this world.
Shade Tree believes:
- that no one should ever have to endure a state of homelessness, existing in fear for personal safety and without the means to meet even the most basic of human needs – food and shelter.
- That every human being, regardless of social status, has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
- That all homeless children are victims because they lack choice and mobility.
- That homelessness is a community problem that impacts everyone.
- That everyone can be a part of the solution.
The Shade Tree is impacting the community:
Every year, The Shade Tree . . .
•Serves 200,000 meals.
•Provides 150,000 nights of shelter.
•Leads 12,000 counseling sessions.
•Serves 17,000 plus individuals and families across the Valley.
The Shade Tree doors are open 24-hours a day, to any woman, with or without children, and male and female unaccompanied youth who lack a safe, adequate place to live. From the moment you take that first step of courage to enter the shelter, you are guided on a path to help regain your dignity and identity, while escaping the cycle of homelessness or violence.
The Shade Tree is here to help victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, street violence, sexual assault/abuse, and human trafficking victims. Our doors are also open to those facing economic hardships and homelessness.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Domestic violence can include physical, emotional, psychological, economic, and/or sexual abuse. Abusers use threats, intimidation, isolation, and other behaviors to gain and maintain power over their victims.
Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships, and men can be victims as well.
What are Some Signs of Domestic Violence?
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, domestic violence may include:
- Physical abuse such as slapping, kicking, hitting, shoving, or other physical force.
- Sexual abuse including rape, sexual assault, forced prostitution, or interfering with birth control.
- Emotional abuse such as shouting, name-calling, humiliation, constant criticism, or harming the victim’s relationship with her or his children.
- Psychological abuse including threats to harm the victims’ family, friends, children, co-workers, or pets, isolation, mind games, destruction of victims’ property, or stalking.
- Economic abuse such as controlling the victim’s money, withholding money for basic needs, interfering with school or job, or damaging the victim’s credit.
Several or all of the above forms of violence and abuse may take place.
Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women, What is Domestic Violence?
- Are You in an Abusive Relationship?
- Are you ever afraid of your partner?
- Does your partner threaten to hurt you?
- Does your partner control all the money?
- Has your partner ever pushed you or shoved you, thrown things at you, or forced you to have sex?
- Does your partner stalk you or show up uninvited at your job or when you’re out with friends?
If you said yes to one or more of these questions, you may be a victim of domestic violence. You are not alone, and help is available. The Shade Tree is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. For more information on getting help click here.
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