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O.A.B.I.: Organization for Abused and Battered Individuals

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Causes: Alliances & Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Human Services, Mental Health, Spouse Abuse Prevention

Mission: Mission Statement Working to prevent, reduce and eliminate Child Abuse, Gender-Based violence, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault, through research, the dissemination of preventative education and training, addressing poverty, providing health and family life education and support, promoting effective policy and legislation and Victim Advocacy training. Vision Statement To have a society which is free from Child Abuse, Gender-Based Violence, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. O.A.B.I promotes the empowerment of all individuals (female and male/young and old) to foster gender equality, tolerance, and justice through research, affirmative youth development, alleviation of poverty, victim advocacy training and the dissemination of preventative education, which inspires a commitment to the changing of social and cultural norms, education and training, healthy lives, and effectual use of technology. Value Statement Providing, promoting, and maintaining a client-oriented atmosphere with ethical principles of confidentiality, transparency, resiliency, and accountability in everything we do. Motto “Breaking the silence is not a popular choice; it is the right choice; get educated; get informed; for friends do not let friends harm others.” "Prevention requires a clear vision of what we are working for, not only what we are working against and a commitment to social change."

Results: Training programmes to over 200 individuals at various levels of society. Women's support groups. Training for teachers and parents. Children's treat for underprivileged families and their children over 400 persons. Continues to educate many and facilitate the environment for empowerment to break their silence about their abuse and seek help. Continues to assist many families with the basic needs of food and clothing and assisting children to get to school by providing school supplies, uniforms and food supplies. Provided shelter for families who became homeless.

Target demographics: Prevent Gender-based violence against women and girls, reduce violence and poverty against women and girls and men and boys.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250-700 persons

Geographic areas served: In various communities, groups and with families.

Programs: Abuse Prevention Programs Interactive Workshops Family and group sessions. Poverty Alleviation Educational supplies Clothing and Food distribution Newborn items distribution Mentoring Assisting/Referring victims for safe housing Printing materials relevant to the cause to distribute.

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Rating: 5

This organization is doing a wonderful work in helping persons heal through education and information.