In the domestic violence help classifieds section of this website, you may find listings for persons or organizations seeking to raise funds for causes related to intimate partner violence. We encourage visitors to support victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and other forms of violence in any way possible. Please exercise caution and due diligence before sending money to such causes. While we try to use logic and common sense in determining whether a listing should be published, we are not responsible for the veracity of the listings and cannot guarantee that listings are for truly worthwhile causes.
Please assume when giving money to someone in response to a classified listing that absolutely no third party is guaranteeing the transaction or the authenticity thereof. You are responsible for your choices and for exercising care and due diligence.
You may use a classified listing here to link to a credible crowdfunding website or domestic violence shelter webpage that is raising money to help a victim of violence? You may also share your classified advertisement link here for a non-profit charitable cause. Our editors will review your listing, and, if the content is appropriate for our website, post your listing.
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Please help me to not have to rely on my abuser
My (almost ex) husband and I have 2 special needs children together. They witnessed the first, last and only time he became violent. To make matters worse …
Domestic Violence Survival Not rated yet
You may read about my long years of abuses at my GoFundMe page. https://www.gofundme.com/victim-and-survivor-of-domestic-violence
I'm Finally Free Not rated yet
I hate to start with a GoFundMe link, but I just recently got out of a terrible DV situation. I am currently residing in a city I have never been to on …
PTSD Research Not rated yet
Have you ever been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Are you at least 18 years old and currently in a romantic relationship? If …
Fundraiser by LaTanya Riley : Starting Over With My Son Not rated yet
Ran away from my abusive husband with my son. I'm in a new state alone with my child. The money I had has now run out. I need to get us a place to stay …
Leaving An Abusive Home Not rated yet
I am a devoted Christian mother trying to give my children a safe home. Me (JoBeth), and my children Dallas (age 8) and Austin (age 14) desperately need …
Requests for Domestic Violence Help 2017 Not rated yet
I am a mother of two and need help desperately to get away from my husband who has been physically and mentally abusive for years. I'm finally ready to …
He said it was Forever Babe...! Not rated yet
I was with a man for two years. He did show signs like calling me every name in the book on mother's day. Well, then he beat me up real bad after I had …
Requests for Domestic Violence Help 2016 Not rated yet
4/20/2016 I have always heard things happen for a reason… lately, I must say I’ve been struggling to find meaning in the all the events leading up to …
Requests for Domestic Violence Help 2015 Not rated yet
Can you please post, share, pass around. Please. https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/22160-Battered-Women-s-Justice-for-Lauren
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We highly recommend that you review the information in these above links and be very well informed before transferring money over the Internet. Also, using a credit card is safer than sending a money order or cash when donating in response to a domestic violence help classifieds listing or charitable request online. Never wire funds to anyone because of a solicitation that you encountered online.
Your best option is only giving to people or charities that you have personal knowledge of. If you are unfamiliar with an individual's posting, then be extra cautious.
Verify the trustworthiness of the website or platform being used to raise funds.
You should understand how the website or platform verifies an individual or charity that is raising funds for before contributing to a cause. The best crowdfunding platforms will have reasonable means in place to ensure the veracity of fundraising efforts.
Some crowdfunding sites specialize in particular areas like legal expenses, medical bills, and school projects. If a platform has specific experience in a particular area, the verification techniques and ability spot problems may be better. Whereas, a platform that allows any form of crowdfunding request may not have the same capability.
Websites and projects created for crowdfunding by tax-exempt charities provide additional ways to verify them. For example, visit the "About" page of the charity's website. Or, you may confirm registration of the charity or the crowdfunding project with state government agencies. Also, look for ratings and information on the charity from unbiased third-party sources.
According to the Better Business Bureau, projects providing progress updates such as expenditures or accomplishments help assure the legitimacy of an organization or individual. Details on how updates will be provides should be given in the listing for the project.
The terms on crowdfunding websites and platforms will vary. You are responsible to know and understand their refund policies, privacy policies, administrative charges, fees, and other conditions.