On Oct. 23, 2014, the Ladue Early Childhood Center staff received a 2014 Women’s Champion for Social Change Award. This award is sponsored by SLEVAWN—St. Louis Ending Violence against Women Network and recognizes employers, employees, advocates and volunteers in the St. Louis community who are making a difference in the lives of women in their workplace and in their recovery from domestic violence.
Domestic violence can often create significant obstacles for victims around financial security even after leaving an abusive relationship. For many survivors, getting and maintaining employment is a significant determinant in their ability to ensure safety and security for themselves and their children.
Every day there are employers/advocates/volunteers who are making the choice to support women who are trying to balance keeping their job while also fighting the long and difficult battle to save their lives and their children’s lives.