The Allstate Foundation
Everyone wants to ensure their family is safe. SaferLives provides important safety information to help keep you and your loved ones safer - In the home. On the road. In the community.SM It is an Allstate Foundation program made available through Allstate agency owners in communities across the country.
SaferLives is currently focusing on the issue of domestic violence. Safety resources also are available on teen safe driving and disaster preparedness. In the spring, the program will once again promote teen safe driving.
SaferLives spotlight on: domestic violence
In your community – likely on the quiet streets of your own neighborhood – there are women living in fear behind closed doors. They’re our mothers, sisters, daughters, co-workers and friends, and they’re suffering in silence from domestic violence.
It’s not a topic that’s often spoken of out loud, but domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime, likely someone you know. It touches the lives of more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined.
With the millions of people affected by domestic violence, 74 percent of Americans personally know someone who has been abused. And yet, nearly 60 percent of people agree it’s a difficult issue to discuss, and many have never spoken about it with friends or family.
The Allstate Foundation wants to provide you with ways to break the taboos around the issue so you can help end domestic violence. Download the new SaferLives Domestic Violence brochure - in English or Spanish – with tips on how you can recognize domestic violence, understand what to say if you suspect someone is being abused, and be prepared to speak to someone you suspect is using abusive behavior. It also includes information to help survivors break free from abuse.
Start talking about domestic violence… Purple Purse. Pass it On.
Purple Purse is an Allstate Foundation project to raise awareness about domestic violence and get people talking about the issue. PurplePurse.com looks like an online fashion magazine, but when the user looks more deeply, she will find a safe place that offers information about domestic violence and tips on how to talk to a friend in need. Visit the website to get more comfortable starting important conversations about domestic violence with the people you care about.
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Allstate Foundation partnered with YWCA to pass purple purses from person to person in local communities across the country, sparking important conversations along the way. For every purple purse passed in October, The Allstate Foundation donated $5 to YWCAs across the country, raising $350,000.
You can help keep the conversations going by passing a virtual purse at PurplePurse.com.
Additional Domestic Violence Resources
Please visit these websites for more information:
Purple Purse (The Allstate Foundation)
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
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For additional information on SaferLives, please send an email to SaferLives@Allstate.com.