The pressures of celebrating the holidays sometimes causes tempers to flare, energy levels to soar and arguments to ensue, culminating in an explosion of domestic violence and abuse. Parties, celebrations and festivities are everywhere and the temptation for excess can be intoxicating. Alcohol, drugs, heightened emotions and the wrong combination of family members, are very often contributing factors in violent holiday explosions. In fact, the holiday season can be an exceptionally tough emotional period for many domestic violence victims, even children. Most loving mothers will do whatever is necessary to create a fun and festive holiday environment for her children, however, for children living in a home where violence occurs, very often, Christmas represents a prolonged period of trepidation due to the anticipation of violence.
D.I.P. Foundation is anon-profit that is working to prevent and end domestic violence by developing innovative programs and events that:
“On Saturday, December 13, & Sunday December 14 from 1 – 4pm, D.I.P. Foundation invites children to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus! Parents will be pleased to donate just $5 for a professional 4”x6” ready- to-display portrait at D.I.P. Foundation Crime Prevention Studio which is located at 5301 Norwood Avenue. Pic A Fit Against violence while celebrating the holiday season with a festive event for the whole family; free egg nog & cookies will be served.”
Upcoming Event:Free Food, Clothing, Toy Drive December 21 2PM 712 W. Duval St
Volunteers are encouraged to join D.I.P. Foundation with its prevention of domestic violence mission and supporting those affected by it. For more information visit: www.Dipfoundation,org to make a donation contact Angel Bree’ 904 438-4347 or email’ Dipfoundation@aol.com