Actress, author and philanthropist, Pamela Anderson has announced the donation of $50,000 to The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) on behalf of the Pamela Anderson Foundation.
Anderson’s donation will support help The Hotline’s work in educating and providing resources to parents who are experiencing abuse, as well expand the online resources available for parents in abusive relationships.
Advocates from The Hotline often hear from victims and survivors whose abusive partners use their children as a tactic for control in the relationship. They work with victims and survivors to assess tactics that are used when there are kids in the home and provide safety planning tips to address those tactics. They also coach parents on how to talk to their children about what is happening when abuse is present.
“I’ve had an opportunity to meet the men and women who, day in and day out, offer compassion and information to anyone who needs help with domestic violence. As the mother of two children, I am delighted to know that our donation will help ensure that other parents seeking help and information will continue to find that trusted resource at The Hotline,” said Pamela Anderson, founder of The Pamela Anderson Foundation
“We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from the Pamela Anderson Foundation,” said Katie Ray-Jones, chief executive officer of The Hotline. “This generous donation will expand our ability to offer services and provide resources for parents who are experiencing abuse. It would be very difficult for The Hotline to continue to do our work without supporters like Pamela Anderson and we greatly appreciate her taking the time to raise funds and awareness to make this possible.” Ray-Jones added.
Every day, advocates at The Hotline receive nearly 1,200 calls, chats and texts from victims, survivors, their friends and family seeking information about domestic violence. With one in four women, one in seven men and one in three teens experiencing physical, emotional or verbal abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime, the need to provide resources and support for victims has been critical.
This is the second significant contribution made by the Pamela Anderson Foundation to The Hotline. Anderson, who now spends most of her time raising funds for non-profit organizations worldwide, visited the organization’s headquarters last year to present a $60,000 donation on behalf of her foundation. The visit provided her with the opportunity to hear first-hand how advocates are making a difference in the lives of those affected by abuse.