The Annual Bernie Hughes Memorial Golf Tournament, which is our biggest fundraising event of the year has been cancelled. In fact, all of the fundraisers we host and other fundraisers that others host that TBH benefits from may be canceled as well. This will have a serious effect on our program especially since we’ve just doubled our efforts with the purchase of our second home. This is a great loss of budgeted income that we depend on to keep our program running. We really need your help.
The growing global trend of increasing reports of domestic violence cases is likely to continue throughout the pandemic and may only represent a “tip of the iceberg” as many victims still find themselves trapped with the perpetrator and unable to report the abuse.
I encourage you to check on your neighbors, friends, and family (while maintaining adherence to any distancing regulations) and report ANY concerns you see or hear to the proper authorities.
For as long as we allow family violence to remain in the shadows, it will do just that – remain. We must be vigilant. Risk of family violence is currently very high and will likely remain that way for the coming months. If you see or hear something concerning, please report it. The call you make may very well save a life.
Wishing you and yours good health.
Patricia H. Slaughter
Founder & CEO
The Bernie House is part of the solution to those made homeless due to domestic violence. Providing survivors longer term transitional housing program. Allowing time to build important support structures, the opportunity to heal, build confidence and become financially stable. Our mission is to provide a safe home without violence for families in crisis. Preparing survivors of domestic violence for the next step, stability and success in permanent housing.
The Bernie House is an IRS designated 501©3 non-profit organization our tax ID # 23-7237295