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The Alcove is a safe place where children and their families, who are grieving a death can receive comfort and support through the healing process.

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The family of Manuel S. Yatooma endured a devastating tragedy on March 11, 1993. Mr. Yatooma was shot twice in the head while interrupting a carjacking. In that instant, a young mother of four boys ranging 20 to 10 years old became a widow, four boys became one of ...See More the many fatherless boys, having lost a father to the violence in Detroit. And so it went: Rapid was the spiral from financial security to monetary chaos. Overnight his family went from relative wealth to threatened foreclosure, bankruptcy and dependence on social security. They desperately needed help. Unfortunately, there was no organization like this to provide the family with much-needed support. Now, we are able to assist those -trying to reassemble their lives in the wake of a similar family tragedy. The Yatooma Family wishes to grow this charity to help thousands and millions of other children and their families and bring honor to the legacy of their cherished husband and father, Manuel S. Yatooma. We cannot replace a lost parent. No one can. But, with your help, we are committed to doing all that we can for the kids. Show Less

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Since it was founded in 1995 by then-Governor Roy Romer and former Procter & Gamble Chairman Brad Butler, Bright by Three has reached an increasing number of families across the state each year — nearly 21,000 last year alone. But an average of 68,000 babies are born in the state ...See More each year, so we’ve got a lot more work to do to put these tools in every Colorado home where there’s a baby or toddler. Show Less

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Chicago Tribune 
Melanie Greenberg, whose husband is Lisa Stebic's cousin and who serves as the family's spokesperson, speaks about Stebic and the 10th anniversary of her disappearance while at her home in Naperville on April 19, 2017. (Antonio Perez / Chicago ... See more..
wtvr.com 
To some, Anne Hamilton-Byrne was a yoga teacher with a penchant for plastic surgery. To others, she was the evil leader of The Family, an apocalyptic cult with about 500 followers and more than 28 children. Some of the children were stolen at birth ... See more..
Houston Chronicle 
Just as Watson reaches his first peak, his mother gathers the family together. Tears start streaming from Watson's eyes. The woman who raised, protected and inspired him is saying she could leave him behind. "I thought cancer was just one option: You ... See more..
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Washington Post 
PORTLAND, ORE. — The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade that snakes through the Southeast Portland corridor each year provides families with familiar springtime escapism. Church clubs and veterans groups hold banners and wave. Members of the local ... See more..
The Mercury News 
NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. The Vindicator of Youngstown reports (http://bit.ly/2oSVBQ3 ) ... See more..
Stillwater News Press 
“Children with Tay-Sachs disease can go blind, deaf and become paralyzed. I do a lot of touching and singing so she knows we are there.” Jeremy said this experience has brought the entire family closer together. Jenna's older brothers, Jackson, 9, and ... See more..
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It has been 14 years since her disappearance, but family and friends have continued to hold on to hope for the safe return of Tabitha Tuders. See more..
New York Post 
Friends and family had to support her grieving mother, 21-year-old Chiranut Trairat, as she stood crying at the graveside. The video livestreamed Monday evening showed Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, killing his daughter by hanging her at an abandoned hotel ... See more..
Chicago Daily Herald 
A front-line infantryman isn't worth much without a network of supporters supplying him with beans and bullets. And a military veteran trying to shed pounds and get into shape via the Fittest Loser Challenge often depends on family, friends and co ... See more..
whnt.com 
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – The Standridge family is big. With five kids ranging in age from 2-7 years old, they have a lot going on. But Matt Standridge and his wife Kimberly are far from finished – in fact, they made a rap video to announce their sixth child. See more..
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Studies have shown that domestic violence is one of the most costly issues affecting the world today.1 Although domestic abuse happens on a large scale all around the world, it is frequently overlooked in legislation passed by governments.2 Experts estimate that domestic violence annually costs countries an average of $9.5 trillion dollars from the loss of economic output.3 The economic cost estimate was derived from projections of lost earnings, health complications, and the overall reduction of economic activity.4 Around the world approximately nine people die as a result of domestic violence for every one person who dies in a civil war.5 Globally nearly 769 million women become victims of domestic violence each year and 290 million children experience child abuse.6 Recent UNICEF studies found that half of all teenage girls believe that it is justifiable for a man to beat his wife.7 Furthermore, around 38% of all homicides are committed by a domestic partner.8 Some of the risk factors associated with domestic violence are a familial history of violence, prior child abuse, gender inequality, and a low education attainment level.9

Child abuse and exploitation takes on various forms in different countries.11 Some of the issues impacting children are violence, child labor, trafficking, female genital mutilation, early marriage and sexual abuse.12 Many of these issues that negatively affect children are culturally accepted and are an integrated part of the societal fabric.13 UNICEF is one of the most prevalent organizations that advocates for child’s rights and legal protections.14

 
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1 http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/09/10/3565601/domestic-violence-cost/
2-7 Ibid
8 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs239/en/
9 Ibid
10 http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Family-Planning
11-13 Ibid
14http://kff.org/global-health-policy/fact-sheet/the-u-s-government-and-international-family-planning-and-reproductive-health/
15 http://data.unicef.org/child-protection/overview
16-18 Ibid
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Women and young girls are often the most vulnerable members of society in countries all around the world. Nearly 770 million women are the victims of domestic abuse each year and over 35% of all women worldwide have been the victims of abuse or sexual violence.1,2 Around 40% of all female murders are perpetrated by the victim’s husband or intimate partner.3 Many countries still have not outlawed domestic abuse, and over 600 million women live in countries where spousal abuse and domestic violence are not crimes.4 Additionally, women and young girls represent 98% of the 4.5 million annual victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution.5 Millions of women and girls have also been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation, the practice of altering or removing female genital ...See More organs for non-medical reasons. Over 125 million girls have been subject to FGM around the world, particularly in Africa and the Middle East.6 Aside from severe pain and trauma, the procedure also puts girls at risk for severe blood loss, difficulty urinating, tetanus and sepsis, decreased fertility, cysts and infections, difficulty in childbirth, painful intercourse, and increased risk of newborn death.7 FGM is primarily practiced on girls 15 and younger. The practice is motivated by cultural traditions and by the desire to decrease women’s libido and ensure sexual purity and marital fidelity.8 FGM is currently internationally recognized as a human rights violation. Child marriage is another harmful and unfortunately widespread practice that disproportionately affects young girls. An estimated one-third of the world’s women are married before age 18 and one in nine are married before age 15.9 Approximately 15 million girls are married before age 18 each year.10 Child marriage is detrimental to the health and wellbeing of girls and women for a variety of reasons, particularly because it puts them at a greater risk of domestic abuse and death in childbirth. Girls who marry before age 18 are statistically more likely to be abused by their husbands than women who marry later, and girls under age 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women who give birth after age 20.11 Child brides are also at greater risk of contracting HIV/Aids because they are typically married older men with more sexual partners.12 Girls who marry as children are also less likely to complete their education, and more likely to suffer from depression.13 Women around the world also earn significantly less income than their male counterparts. On average, men earn 17.6% more than women in a given year.14 Countries with the highest wage gaps are North Korea, at nearly 40%, Japan, at 33%, and Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada all at above 20%.15 In Belgium the gender gap is smallest at 9.3%.16 Women are also less-likely to be hired in full-time positions than men.17 1 http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/09/10/3565601/domestic-violence-cost/ 2 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs239/en/ 3 Ibid 4 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/domestic-violence_n_3474032.html 5 http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures#notes 6 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/ 7 Ibid 8 Ibid 9 http://www.icrw.org/child-marriage-facts-and-figures 10 http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/ 11http://www.icrw.org/child-marriage-facts-and-figures 12 Ibid 13 Ibid 14 http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/the-gender-wage-gap-around-the-world/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 15 Ibid 16 Ibid 17 https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/participation-opportunity-women-s-work-what-data-tell-us Show Less