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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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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, we serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, ...See More or gender. Show Less
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Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends 
A growing share of working parents and an aging population have put pressure on more American workers as they balance family caregiving responsibilities and work obligations. Amid these changes, the issue of paid family and medical leave has captured ... See more..
WJLA 
LUSBY, Md. (ABC7) — An 8-month-old baby boy is dead after being attacked by a family dog Thursday afternoon in Lusby, according to the Calvert County Sheriff's Dept. Deputies were called to the report of the attack on Prancer Court at just after 1 p.m ... See more..
KOMO News 
3, the family's van was struck by a truck on I-5 in Lynnwood. Ivy sustained a serious brain injury. Her niece Yesterday Wallace, 2, and daughter Amiyah Johnson, 12, didn't survive. "If I could have anything it would be to have them back,” she said. Ivy ... See more..
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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) – The family of Elizabeth Thomas, the victim of an ongoing AMBER Alert out of Maury County, released a letter through their attorney on Thursday. Thomas hasn't been seen or heard from since Monday, March 13. She's believed to ... See more..
The Daily Progress 
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2011, file photo, Auburn coach Gene Chizik, center, is greeted by BCS championship game ambassador Duane Woods, right, at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix as Chizik's wife, Jonna, watches After two years of living and ... See more..
The Commercial Appeal 
The family of a man shot and killed last year by Memphis police has filed a lawsuit in his death, according to court records. Carla Allen Askew, the mother of Alexio Allen, has named the city of Memphis as well as Memphis police officers Leon Dickson ... See more..
New York Times 
Family-friendly attractions like dude ranches or national parks offer full immersion into nature. Which is just fine until it storms. For those seeking a connection to nature, and an escape plan in case the weather — or tempers — don't cooperate, the ... See more..
Washington Post 
In a statement released by the church, Clint Payne, Melissa's brother and Kurt's brother-in-law, said: “Our family is heartbroken to learn of the death of our brother- and son-in-law, Kurt W Cochran.” The statement called Cochran “a good man” and a ... See more..
PEOPLE.com 
Jill (Duggar) Dillard and her family have been very busy since returning to Central America one month ago! On Feb. 16, Jill announced in an Instagram post that she was flying back to Central America with her husband Derick and their son, Israel, since ... See more..
CNN 
The spring break week initially began with Trump's three eldest children and their families, including Donald Jr. and Vanessa Trump and their five children, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner and their three children, and Eric and Lara Trump, who announced ... 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