Twitter is a great resource for finding out what is happening in any given area. By putting in a few key words in it’s search engine I found these three organizations:
1. The LBD Society: The Little Black Dress Society is a service organization committed to ending the abuse of women. Amanda Graybill founded the LBD Society in 2009 in San Antonio, TX. They describe themselves as “a society of women working and playing together to build awareness, to raise funds, and to positively impact the lives of women touched by abuse by inspiring them to Love, Believe, and Dream.”
2. Courage Network: This is an online community for survivors of domestic violence, advocates and organizations featuring their stories and their work worldwide. Founded by Lyn Twyman the network “promotes profiles, news, blogs, pictures, video and inspirational stories from the domestic violence community in an effort to reach those needing help for themselves or loved ones, and to reach those dealing with the issues as the victim or as the abuser.”
3. Women Against Abuse is a Philadelphia organization with the mission of providing “quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education.” I particularly like that they highlight survivor’s stories on their website.