Through partnerships and true relationship building, Pain is not love seeks to do the following:
- promote awareness through workshops, conferences and seminars dedicated to the prevention of family and spousal abuse for women.
- to advocate against the stigma associated with victims of domestic abuse so that they can no longer live in fear or shame.
- through ongoing fundraising efforts, back educational and humanitarian activities that support anti-domestic support groups, shelters, and safe houses to help victims of domestic abuse find shelter.
I created Pain is Not Love, Inc. not only because of my own personal story, but because of all the stories of women from across the country who shared their experience with me as well. By telling a story of triumph, it has allowed me to a “victor” instead of a victim. Yet, I knew that there was so much more I could do, and that I needed to do for women of domestic violence; and men too. It was in 2013, that I decided to create Pain is Not Love, Inc., a not for profit organization with a mission to eliminate domestic violence by providing education, resources, access to women struggling with domestic abuse. I knew that I had a unique platform to help so many others, and that I could not let that platform go unused. Through Pain is Not Love, Inc. join me in putting a stop to domestic violence and abuse for good.
Be Informed. We are not fighting alone…… #PainIsNotLove
Domestic Violence Stats
- Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
- Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
- Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
- Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
- Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
- Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern.
*Statistics provided by Domestic Violence Statistics, Inc.
Pain is Not Love, Inc. is a not for profit organization under the 501c3 code of the Internal Revenue Services. All donations are tax exempt under the full extent of the IRS code for tax exempt organizations.