The Willow House, Inc. is on mission to provide a Christian based, ‘Safe Place For Girls’. These are girls that otherwise wouldn’t have an option, a refuge, a safe place in Martin County, FL. Think of an unstable time when uncertainty, fear and vulnerability were reality. If you can’t recall one, then you are blessed, if you can, then you understand the need and our quest.
All worthy life missions are motivated somewhere in between love and selflessness. Living an earnest life occurs by embracing talents and selflessly sharing them for the benefit of others. Personal endowments come in kaleidoscope fashion. Some are uniquely innate, while other are acquired through learning, experiences and determination. Learning, as a result of someone on the other side who understood this truth. Can you think of an individual(s) that invested in you that made all the difference in your life? Investing in relationships is all there is, for what would this life be to possess all the riches while living in solitude?
Young broken girls become broken spouses and broken mothers, not necessarily in that order. The solution is to provide a better system of modeling healthy relationships and educate these girls on intelligent decision-making that results in better outcomes holistically. Society is the beneficiary. The Willow House wants to facilitate an environment of prevention and healing first, followed by intervention as a secondary focus. The Willow House will be focused on girls age 10 through 18 with a mission to establish residential dorms separated by age group as well as by severity of abuse if necessary.
Please join us and support our mission to provide ‘A Safe Place For Girls’. Support comes in a variety of means, you could start by ‘Liking’ us to help with awareness. Help us heal the hurting.
The Willow House is a dream that is slowly becoming a reality. Believing in the vision and overall goal of establishing a home for at risk girls. Approval has been attained through the State of Florida for The Willow House operation as a non-profit 501 C3. The founder and the board of directors of The Willow House understand the specific needs of the many young girls due to a variety of personal experiences. Their goal is to provide a safe place that fosters healing that ultimately helps to break the cycle of abuse.
The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, (FCASV) states that multiple studies and research over the past twenty years continue to confirm that childhood sexual abuse puts children at significant risk for a wide range of medical, psychological, behavioral, and sexual disorders that can persist into and throughout adulthood. (2014, Fact Sheet: Sexual Assault Statistics) There are many girls in need in Martin and the surrounding counties. The abused are in need of a safe environment that offers encouragement and models and teaches a healthy foundation. The Willow House wants to meet their needs in a safe, loving, healthy environment.
The Willow House will be a faith-based, residential program for young girls who have been victims of their circumstances. Our emphasis will be to build their self-esteem and ultimately make them believe and truly understand that they are worthy in the eyes of our Creator.