Delamano, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to domestic violence intervention. Our purpose is to set up, staff and operate an independent Spanish/English hot line for victims of domestic violence in the Greater Lawrence area and to provide those victims with access to emergency shelter, advocacy, and a connection to resources offering the support and counseling needed to move on with their lives. It is our vision that the services we provide may become obsolete when domestic violence is eradicated.
The objective of this organization is to serve in the form of support and to try to take a light of hope to all domestic violence victims. Delamano is an organization that has laid its foundations in the fight for women equality. The organization was officially established March 8, 2003. This day was a very important day since it’s also International Women Day. Since then the Board of directors have made it a point to meet Monthly and to work laboriously so that its fight to educate and to create new alternatives of existence for domestic violence victims and her children.
Our goal is to develop a campaign of education and a hotline, with the purpose of making the work more bearable for the current existing domestic violence organizations. These organizations have an equal objective in sight, to tackle the domestic violence that at the present time affects our society and that has claimed the lives of many women. We hope that with our efforts we can become a resource of reinforcement of the intrinsic values of women and its children.
Statistics Our birth is motivated from the sad reality that women, and children were facing. In Massachusetts, in the fiscal year 2003 (July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003), over 3,900 women and children in this state sought safety at a domestic violence shelter or safe home. More than 40,000 restraining orders were issued, and every domestic violence hotline in the state answered an increased number of emergency calls. Tragically, Massachusetts saw an almost 50% increase in the number of domestic violence homicides, as 21 women, men, and children were murdered. Five of these people were children, the youngest only five years old. These numbers do not represent faceless statistics, but instead represent countless lives that have been affected by the horrors of domestic violence and sexual assault. (Jane Doe Inc)