Domestic abuse maybe a taboo subject but it's real and it's out there right now. Moonstones was formed in 2020 to provide support by supplying care packages to meet the basic needs of individuals or family units that have had to relocate because of domestic violence.
Offering everyday necessities like bedding, towels, a dinner set and cutlery may seem like small tokens but they are vital to someone being able to find the confidence to make a move to a safer future. Seemingly small things take on a new importance to someone who has to leave with nothing except the clothes on their backs. Being given a kettle to make a cup of tea brings comfort and shows that someone cares. In a small way, it helps people to start to regain their self confidence and build the resilience they need to make a new start.
Domestic violence is not simply hard to talk about, for many it’s hard to escape. Some can just walk out the door, some cannot, and some never make it to the door. Survival, isn’t always easy but through the support of Moonstones, others can be helped to find the strength to survive.
We hope you can find the time to come and meet the team from Moonstones when you visit one of our events and to provide a small amount of support to help them make a big difference to people at a time when they need it most.