With all the depressing aspect of the horrifying Steubenville, Ohio rape case, here’s a bit of good news. The victim’s attorney has asked people to donate to the Madden House, which provides services to victims of domestic and family violence. And the response has been overwhelming:
The results, says Patricia Flanigan, Program Director for Family Violence Prevention Programs there, have been staggering.
“It’s very touching. And it’s all over the world,” she told ThinkProgress. “It’s not just from the United States. We’re having correspondence all over the world — Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany. I can just go on and on. Ireland. Some are coming in as donations and some are just offering support and saying keep up the good work.”…
The donations will fund a wide array of services: Round-the-clock staff at Madden House, a 24-hotline, supportive services including court advocacy to help victims file protection orders or go through other legal processes, teen violence prevention programs in schools, transitional housing to women and children for up to 24 months rent and utility free, and employment advocates to help women find jobs.
Bravo. And you can still donate if you’d like.