Chayil, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 2003 with the vision to provide a nationally recognized, innovative platform for domestic violence recovery services that will significantly reduce domestic violence recurrence and deaths. Chayil’s ground-breaking program addresses the requirements to transcend basic survival, therein enabling victims to enter a space where they can thrive. Chayil partners with post-shelter transitional programs to provide supplemental counseling services aimed at building self-esteem, changing thought patterns, and empowering victims to take ownership and control of their lives. These are the keys to full recovery, long-term self-sufficiency, and ultimately the permanent end to the cycle of violence. By partnering with transitional programs, Chayil enables the programs themselves to be more successful.
According to the 1998 Commonwealth Fund Survey, nearly one-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. This abuse has devastating consequences for the women involved. There are many detrimental realities of a life of abuse including the physical, emotional, financial and legal realities. These realities are overwhelming to the victims and have far-reaching consequences on society at large. Unfortunately, it takes more than courage for a woman to break the cycle of violence. Leaving an abuser is the first step in a long, arduous process to rebuild a life. The realities of domestic violence that these women face make them particularly susceptible to return to an abuser. Oftentimes, even if they take that monumental first step to leave their abuser, they do so with only the clothes on their back. In a 2002 report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 44 percent of the cities surveyed identified domestic violence as the primary cause of homelessness. Many of the current programs available to domestic violence victims only address the most basic needs, primarily food and shelter. Clearly, these are necessary services, without which many victims would be unable to take that first step. However, in order to heal
Chayil Inc. 173 3645 Marketplace Blvd. Suite 130-218 East Point GA 30344 Phone: 877-4CHAYIL
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