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Mary Kay is committed to helping women whose safety and self-esteem are threatened due to violence. By raising awareness of this issue, we can foster understanding and give hope and help to women affected by violence. The goal of The Mary Kay Foundation is to break the silence on violence against women by providing resources that promote a greater understanding of the issue and effect social change.

Free Brochures

We’re proud to offer these downloadable brochures for your use. We encourage you to read and print a copy of the brochures below to share with a friend, customer or family member as appropriate. To guard the safety of others, please do not mail or e-mail the brochure to anyone who may be dealing with domestic violence.

Be Safe, Be Sensible, Be Prepared
Domestic Violence Pamphlet
Healthy Relationships: A Guide to Dating Violence
Safety for Kids
The Mary Kay Foundation Brochure
Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey 2015

Please use the following information as a resource. You can click on the item you choose to print and print it from your home printer. However, if you want to print multiple copies for an event, you can use the FedEx DocStore. It’s convenient, more economical and delivers the best print quality.

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If you are in an abusive situation, call one of these hotlines now.

This violence hotline is open for victims or anyone calling on their behalf 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline counselors can provide crisis intervention, information or referrals to agencies across the nation. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. www.ndvh.org.

To raise awareness and champion zero tolerance of dating violence among teens, the National Domestic Violence Hotline offers the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline in conjunction with the Love Is Respect program for teens and parents seeking help. Call 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453. An online chat option is available from 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. CST. Or visit anytime at www.loveisrespect.org. In 2007, the Foundation awarded $200,000 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s Love Is Respect program. As a result of this donation, the organization implemented its interactive Web program.

National Network to End Domestic Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a 501(c) (4) organization that serves as the leading voice for domestic violence issues in Congress, the Executive Branch and the Federal Courts. NNEDV’s 501(c) (3) sister organization, NNEDV Fund, was established in 1995 to provide training and technical assistance to state domestic violence coalitions and further public awareness of domestic violence issues. Both the Safety NET project and Amy’s Courage are NNEDV programs, which are supported by the The Mary Kay Foundation. www.nnedv.org

DomesticShelters.org is a service that is free to the public and is provided and operated by nonprofit Theresa’s Fund. Their mission is simple: make more people aware of the services available for those experiencing domestic violence and make it faster and easier for victims of domestic violence and their friends/family, as well as program and shelter providers, to quickly find services and information best suited to their location, language and needs. Visit www.domesticshelters.org for more details or download their flyer.

Safety Net
Since 2003, The Mary Kay Foundation has given $1.3 million to the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Safety Net Program. The Safety Net team works tirelessly to raise women's awareness of safety issues concerning the use of technology. In 2007, the Foundation granted Safety Net $200,000 to develop, produce and distribute a CD-ROM titled, Survivors and Technology: An Interactive Safety Planning Tool. In 2008, the Foundation granted funds for translating the CD-ROM into Spanish. Find out more at: http://www.nnedv.org/projects/safetynet.html

NNEDV's Safety Net Project also:
• Trains advocates, police, prosecutors and others across the United States and internationally;
• Develops critical educational materials for victims and advocates;
• Leads and participates in regional, national and international advocacy and policy initiatives;
• Responds to numerous media inquiries on technology use and victim safety; and
• Develops important relationships with allied organizations and government agencies.


Phone Number Cards
Here's an easy way to help women in need and promote the work of The Mary Kay Foundation. Print out these phone number referral cards onto business card stock on your home printer and hand them out to friends, customers and acquaintances in need. One card offers a toll-free number for cancer information from CancerCare. The other card offers a toll-free number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Download referral cards now.

Breaking the Silence: Journeys of Hope, the compelling PBS documentary underwritten by The Mary Kay Foundation and Mary Kay Inc., first aired in the fall of 2001 nationwide. This program raises awareness about domestic violence focusing on women of strength and their journeys from victim to survivor. With this video, you can help women discover real solutions helping to diminish the ripple effect of violence on families, children and your community. Order now.

Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle is dedicated to promoting the right to safe and healthy relationships. This organization engages, educates and empowers youth to end domestic violence. Programs are designed to provide preventive education, encourage youth activism and foster systemic change. For information about the groundbreaking Ending Violence DVD sponsored by Mary Kay Inc., visit their Web site at www.breakthecycle.org.

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
Mary Kay Inc. is a member of this national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work and eliminating it altogether. From policies and programs to legal issues and legislation, CAEPV is a credible source for information, materials and advice.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Formed in 1978, the NCADV is the oldest national organization representing grassroots organizations and individuals working to assist and empower battered women and their children. NCADV serves as a national information and referral center to the public, the media, battered women and children, agencies and organizations. www.ncadv.org
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