Friends & Helpers is a 501(c)3 charity benefiting victims of domestic violence. Please visit our website at www.friendsandhelpers.org to learn more. Abuse can strike anyone anywhere; spouses, parents, children and teens can fall victim to abuse. When the survivors do get brave enough to finally leave their abusive situation, many flee with their kids and the clothes on their backs to counseling centers and shelters. Our goal is to provide support and encouragement for the women, teens and children (and sometimes men), all of whom are trying to help themselves out of a violent, hurtful situation. However, the strength that they need to change their lives comes from self-esteem, and a life of abuse robs them of this healthy view of themselves as most of them blame themselves for their situation.