Escape

Results and Awards

 Evaluation

Here are selected results of our work with teens in our community:

  • The number of teen victims who would tell no one about the abuse dropped from 25% to 16% – a decrease of 36%.
  • The number of teens who would tell a parent grew from 25% to 41% – an increase of 64%.
  • The number of teens who would tell a friend grew from 66% to 84% – an increase of 27%.

Acknowledging our Funders

We achieved our outcomes due to widespread support from private donors and these supporters:

  • Avon Foundation
  • Cappelli Foundation
  • CitiBank
  • County of Westchester
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Elizabeth G. Butler Angel’s Fund
  • HSBC
  • Junior League of Northern Westchester
  • MBIA Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
  • Target
  • TJX Foundation
  • United Way
  • Verizon
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Westchester Community Foundation

Recognition

Awards

Love Shouldn’t Hurt has received these awards:

  • 2001 – Program of the Year, Westchester Women’s Equality Day Committee
  • 2002 – Youth Leadership Award, Westchester Children’s Association
  • 2004 – Best Mission, Westchester County Youth Action Convention
  • 2005 – Best Mission, Westchester County Youth Action Convention
  • 2006 – Dedication Award, Youth Action Convention
  • 2007 – Leadership Group of Most Interest, Youth Action Convention
  • 2008 – Leadership Group of Most Interest, Youth Action Convention

Media

Love Shouldn’t Hurt has appeared in the New York Times, the Times of London, Glamour Magazine, Teen People Magazine, the Journal News, local broadcast media, local print and online media, and the PBS show “In the Mix” by independent producer Sue Castle.

 

National Recognition

When the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services sponsored the first federal conference on teen dating abuse, one of our STAR peer leaders was invited to participate — one of only four teens in the nation.

 

International Recognition

When Hungary was addressing the issue of escalating teen dating abuse and violence, the American ambassador to Hungary secured technical assistance from Hope’s Door for that country’s efforts to stem the tide of dating abuse.