Letter from the Executive Director
A woman is beaten or assaulted every 9 seconds. 1 in 4 women (23%) and 1 in 9 men experience some form of physical violence in their lifetime; often starting before the age of 18 and lasting into adulthood. It is impossible to ignore the lasting and harmful effects of intimate partner violence on individuals, families and communities. Together, we can unite as agents of social change and make a lasting impact.
Research has shown that creating protective environments, supporting survivors to increase safety and lessen harm and teaching safe and healthy relationship skills can prevent intimate partner violence. Here at Bobbi Kristina’s Serenity House, our initiatives related to crisis intervention, emergency transitional shelters and access to resources are our contribution to making a difference. It is vitally important that we support, educate and provide resources to our vulnerable women and girls. Our organization is committed to advocating for victims and providing the necessary tools to help them feel empowered as healthy and thriving individuals.
As Audre Lorde reminds us, “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” We are committed to eliminating the epidemic of intimate partner violence and oppression against men and women, girls and boys of all ages, by changing the current beliefs and institutions which encourage violence. Bobbi Kristina’s Serenity House aims to do our part, will you do yours? Please join us in these efforts.