For the Greater Cause is working to be the bridge between those that want to help with those who are in need of help in simple ways. We have partnered with Deirdre's House in order to provide needed services and items to the families they serve who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect, and witnessed domestic violence.
For the Greater Cause has been established to facilitate connecting those in need with those who want to make a difference in the lives of others in need.
WHAT WE DO
We have created these two programs and a partnership with Deirdre's House to create an easy way for students and adults to get involved no matter how much or how little time you have.
Deirdre's House is located in Morristown and is a critical link between abused children and the services they require.
We hope to motivate high school students and adults to find a way to give back to families in need. We welcome partners, programs and new ideas to extend the reach of our current projects.
What is DEIRDRE'S HOUSE?
Deirdre's House is a Center in Morris County for child victims of abuse and/or neglect, and those who have witnessed domestic violence.
Established in 1994, Deirdre's House is the only site in Morris County where a child victim can be interviewed and digitally recorded by law enforcement, medically examined and treated by a pediatric abuse specialist, prepared for trial, and clinically counseled in English or Spanish—all under one roof.
What does Deirdre's House mean to a child victim?
It means that a child victim will not have to be interviewed and processed at a police station, examined in a hospital emergency room, and counseled at yet another location. It means that an already badly traumatized child will not be re-traumatized by the very system that is trying to assist them. It means that free, state of the art care is available on an immediate basis because the longer a child victim waits for treatment the less likely they are to fully recover from the trauma they have experienced. Most importantly, it means that a child’s life may be altered by abuse, but not defined by it. For more information about Deirdre's House visit www.deirdreshouse.org