It can be hard for a mother and her children in a difficult or threatening home situation to make the decision to leave. Many times, food, shelter, and finances are an issue. If the spouse is in control of the finances, a mother may feel pressured to stay so her children can be fed, have a warm bed, and other things the mother may not have access to right away if she leaves an abusive situation.
But staying and enduring the violence hurts children, too. It’s better to seek help than to remain in the threatening situation, and there are many support services available to women and their children looking to escape. The Irvington community is tight-knit and shows immeasurable kindness towards those in need, especially those among them who seek shelter for themselves and their children from a threatening situation.
Emergency Shelter is an Option
Mothers should know that there are many options right within their community to make a better life for themselves and their children. Seeking emergency shelter while you are getting your plans together to start a new, safe and nourishing life for yourself and your children is an option. Reaching out to the community often shows how willing people are to help in such dire situations. Right here in Irvington, we provide aid for emergency shelter to those in need. We too know the importance of safety and security.
Don’t feel like you are trapped or have nowhere to go. Taking just one step such as seeking emergency shelter is well on your way to the start of a nurturing life for you and your children. Talk to organizations in your community about your situation and your options. More people than you think are willing and wanting to help for individuals in many different troubling situations.
We are given challenges in life from time to time, but we do not have to face them alone. Through help from the community and from organizations, we can improve lives and bring forward the good of the world we live in. There are always options, there is always support, and MBK is proud to be a part of this help and support.
Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Helping
To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including hot meals, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194. You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.