HouseCheck, the nation’s first consumer brand in the home inspection industry, announces the launch of HouseCheck Foundation, an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of lives of those who are impacted by domestic violence.
Cases of domestic violence are vastly under-reported, but it is estimated that between 1.5 million and 3.9 million women are physically abused every year in the US, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Service. These figures don’t include the millions more women who are emotionally abused each year. Abusers isolate and limit the resources of their victims, making it difficult for women to escape, especially when children are involved. Once women do leave, they are faced with finding a safe place to live, income to support their family, legal support, mental health services, and much more.
HouseCheck’s goal is to partner with various organizations to build a series of domestic violence shelters across the U.S. that will serve women and children of all ages, income levels, and educational backgrounds. This is a long-term project that unfortunately won’t happen overnight, so in order to have a more immediate impact, HouseCheck Foundation will start awarding grants to existing shelters in every state beginning in 2018.
For information on how you could get involved with the HouseCheck Foundation, email us at Foundation@HouseCheck.net.