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 14, 2020, 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:
Gift cards to Mighty Fine Burgers, P Terry's Burgers, Rosa's Cafe, Rudy's BBQ,Carl's Junior, Amy's Ice Cream, West Pecan Coffeee & Bar, Painting with a Twist, Football Basket, Sunrise Copper engraved bracelet, LulaRue leggings, AT&T family reading bag and goodies, and more.
$5 ticket prizes include:
AT&T wine and cook book gift basket, Bent Oak Winery tasting, Starbucks gift basket, Wild Navy gift basket, football baskets, Dax & Jade bath products gift box, Flat Creek Estate Winery wine tasting, Kendra Scott jewelry set, Michael Kors purse, Sarah Stock Photography photo shoot, Harry Potter themed gift basket, gift cards to Tiff's Treats, Melting Pot, Chick-Fil-A Cedar Park, and more.
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