For survivors of domestic violence, a thrift store offers them some basic necessities.
Story so far: For more than 20 years, the International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) has worked with domestic abuse survivors and the LGBT community. To help them get back on their feet, it launched a store called ‘Nool – Weave your Future’ in partnership with the Madras Seva Sadan and Husky Corporation.
- For those living in a shelter, the store gives them the basics like clothing, accessories, and furniture, all of which are gently used.
- Those in need meet with the case workers and psychologists to make a list. It’s about giving them the choice and control over what they need and want.
Not just donations: Survivors can have a regular shopping experience. They also get the option to get some aspirational things like home decor items.
Hotline: People facing domestic violence can contact Dhwani, PCVC’s 24×7 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1800 102 7282.