While domestic violence can take on different forms, it always leads to broken families and hurting individuals. Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands is a non-profit organization located in Lago Vista, TX, with the mission to combat domestic violence in order to break the cycle, and to help and bring hope to domestic violence victims transitioning out of dangerous situations through providing resources, temporary shelter and counseling for individuals and families.
Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands started out as a simple question: How can we serve hurting individuals and families affected by domestic violence in our community?
Most of Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands' board members are survivors of various forms of violence and abuse and try to bring different perspectives to the table, on how we can continue to serve our clients with sensitivity and care.
Founder Rebekah Fountain shares her own story: "My husband and I started BHCH after I grew up in an abusive home and watched my mother and sisters suffer. My father suffered from untreated PTSD after serving in the Vietnam War, and he did not handle his anger well such that he would often fly into fits of rage that would result in physical harm to us. My mother tried to leave him and even bought a fixer upper double wide on her own to start over. But he would not leave her alone. She eventually lost her third battle with cancer and passed on, never having obtained freedom from him. If she had received support from our families, friends or even our church, her outcome may have ended very differently. But no one stepped in to help, not even when she was on her deathbed."
Join Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands for their Give Thanks Fundraiser on November 23rd, 2019, noon - 2pm, at their newly renovated resource center at 20513 Dawn Drive in Lago Vista, TX. Stop by to enjoy food and drinks, buy raffle tickets for great prizes, and learn more about how they help victims of domestic violence.
If you are unable to join the event in person, but would still like to support the organization, you may purchase $1 or $5 raffle tickets online. Absentee winners will be contacted to coordinate prize pick up / drop off.
$1 ticket prizes include:
- $25 gift cards to Blue Corn Harvest, Black Walnut Cafe, Mighty Fine Burgers, P Terry's Burgers, Rosa's Cafe, Rudy's BBQ, Soup Peddler, Taco Deli
- Amy's Ice Cream certificates
- Pump It Up jump passes
- And more
$5 ticket prizes include:
- Passes and gift certificates to Dart-Em Up, The Coop, Austin Aquarium, Austin Steam Train, and others
- Wine tastings at Flat Creek Winery or Bent Oak Winery
- Gift certificates for Board and Brush or Painting With A Twist workshops
- Lularoe products and gift certificates
- Gift cards to The Melting Pot, Michelle’s Patisserie, Pappa's Restaurants, Tiff’s Treats, Chuy's Restaurants, and others
- 4 reserved Round Rock Express seats
- And much more!
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