The I Leap Award Honors Women Who Have Broken Barriers and Overcome Adversity This October, in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness month and in celebration of reaching the milestone of serving 1,000 women, Leap to Success is launching the “I Leap Award” to recognize bold women in our community who inspire other women to break through barriers and take courageous action. We invite … [Read More...]
- 1 in 4 women is a victim of domestic violence
- 3 in 4 homeless women are victims of DV
- DV victims lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year
- 15 million children witness DV each year
- Many women have lost everything and start over with nothing, except…
shame fear worthlessness hopelessness
But, there is hope.
We believe all women should be able to live abuse-free, in healthy relationships, empowered to reach their greatest potential.
After learning of the huge unmet need for domestic violence victims to build their self-confidence to avoid returning to abusive partners, Bristol-Smith gathered experts—therapists, coaches, and trainers—to create a leadership program which she initially launched as a volunteer project with 6 participants.
These women have subsequently taken their message out to the community and have spoken to over 5,000 others in homeless shelters, schools, and other organizations.
Changing The World
Our programs provide women with the tools and skills they need to regain confidence and rebuild their lives.
Women who have confidence are empowered to find jobs, start new businesses, and create healthy abuse-free lives for their children.
- poverty and homelessness
- violence at home and in our neighborhoods
- risk of violent behavior by children in adulthood
- costs to taxpayers for medical care, law enforcement, and lost wages…
…to ultimately create healthier, safer communities.
Becoming the Mom She Wished She Had If you asked graduate Ashleigh, (not her real name)* what she’s most proud of, she would tell you it’s her role as a mom. “That’s the thing I do best, being a mom, and that’s what I care most about in the world,” she said. After experiencing a toxic childhood herself, she is passionate about giving her children the best childhood they can have. Today, she glows … [Read More...]
What do you think is important in making a good first impression? For many of us, a warm smile, a stylish and appropriate outfit, or a confident voice may be some of the first things that come to mind. But what about a strong handshake? We are all a little guilty of not putting much thought into it--after all, all it is a quick shake of the hand for 5 seconds tops (if you’re holding for longer, … [Read More...]
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