A Brand New Mother's Day is a special event for women who are in the midst of life transformations. Focusing on women fleeing unhealthy relationships, abusive home environments, or other less-than-positive situations, this special eventspierence is held annually each Mother's Day.
Our Duluth event focuses on working with two shelters and resource centers for survivors of domestic abuse and violence; Safe Haven Women’s Shelter and CASDA. This is one of the few days the survivors get to truly enjoy without fear, where they get to be themselves and the children get to have a day of fun.
We start the day by pampering the mothers and other female survivors including having their hair and make up done, a yoga session, “shopping” through various donations including clothes, household items, cleaning supplies, etc. The kids have an entire area to keep them occupied with various forms of entertainment. After the women have had their time to be pampered, we move them into an area where they get updated professional family photos and a sit-down dinner.
In order to make this event successful, we rely 100% on donations from the community. Funds acquired go directly toward the event and any donations that are “leftover” are divided up and given to the shelters.
We believe all women can define their path, change their circumstances, and embrace a healthy future for their families.
Did you know?
One in three women in
Minnesota and Wisconsin
will be subjected to;
...by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
1) Is to provide an opportunity for individuals and community partners to contribute towards and participate in this important life-changing work.
2) Is to provide a positive and uplifting experience for women and children who are experiencing transition and change in their home lives.
3) To ensure that every woman has access to love, compassion, and support from her local neighbors and community members.
Safe Haven Women’s Shelter and Resource Center along with CASDA have been providing support for women surviving domestic abuse and assault for over 40 years. Our goal is to give these survivors a fresh start for A Brand New Mother’s Day by providing basic household items, clothing, and updated family photos without the abuser to start their new journey.