Carlsbad Battered Families Shelter

-CHANGING HURT TO HOPE-

Services We Provide

i got flowers today

 
I got flowers today. It wasn't my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night. He said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he was sorry and didn't mean the things he said. Because I got flowers today.

I got flowers today. It wasn't our anniversary or any other special day. Last night, he threw me into a wall and started to choke me. It seemed like a nightmare. I couldn't believe it was real. I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over. I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today. It wasn't Mother's Day or any other special day. Last night, he beat me up again. And it was much worse than all other times. If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of my kids? What about money? I' m afraid of him and scared to leave. But I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today. Today was a very special day. It was the day of my funeral. Last night he finally killed me. He beat me to death.

If only I had gathered enough courage and strength to leave him, I would not have gotten flowers today. 


-Paulette Kelly

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13 HEARTBREAKING CONFESSIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS

ON GOING NEEDS (PERSONAL)

PERSONAL HYGIENE

FEMININE PRODUCTS

  • PADS/PANTY LINERS/TAMPONS
  • ADULT DIAPERS
  • NURSING PADS

BATHING

  • FACEWASH
  • SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER
  • BODY WASH
  • RAZORS/SHAVING CREAM
  • WASH CLOTHS/TOWELS

DENTAL

  • TOOTHBRUSHES/TOOTHPASTE
  • FLOSS

BODY

  • DEODORANT
  • BODY SPRAY
  • LOTIONS

HAIR 

  • HAIRSPRAY/GEL
  • HAIR BRUSHES/COMBS
  • HAIR TIES/HEAD BANDS/CLIPS


BABY PRODUCTS


  • DIAPERS
  • WIPES
  • PULL UPS


  • BOTTLES/SIPPY CUPS
  • FORMULA
  • BABY FOOD


  • BABY SHAMPOO/OIL/LOTION
  • DIAPER RASH CREAM


  • BIBS
  • BLANKETS


  • CLOTHES (ALL SIZES)
  • SOCKS
  • SHOES


  • HIGH CHAIRS
  • BOOSTER SEATS
  • CAR SEATS
  • STROLLERS 
  • CRIBS
  • BOUNCERS/TOYS/ETC.


CLOTHING/SHOES

  • BRAS
  • UNDERWEAR/BOXERS
  • SOCKS
  • JEANS/SHORTS/LEGGINGS/ETC.
  • T-SHIRTS/SWEATERS/ETC.
  • WORK ATTIRE
  • JACKETS/OUTERWEAR
  • SNEAKERS/SANDALS/BOOTS/ETC.

Clothes already on hangers will be helpful.


MEDICINE/FIRST AID

  • PAIN RELIF (TYLENOL,IBROPROFEN,ETC.)
  • ALLERGY MEDICINE
  • COUGH MEDICINE
  • COUGH DROPS
  • PEPTO BISMOL
  • LICE TREATMENT
  • COLD/FLU MEDICINE
  • CHILD/BABY MEDICINE

FIRST AID

  • FIRST AID KITS
  • BANDAIDS
  • RUBBING ALCOHOL/HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
  • ANTIBIOTIC CREAM
  • BANDAGES/GAUZE


SHELTER NEEDS

FOOD

  • WATER
  • CANNED GOODS
  • NON-PERISHABLE FOODS
  • MILK
  • EGGS 
  • FRUITS/VEGETABLES
  • BREAD


CLEANING SUPPLIES

  • BLEACH
  • PINE SOL/FABULOSO
  • TOILET BOWL CLEANER
  • DISINFECTANT CLEANER/SPRAY
  • DISINFECTANT WIPES
  • FURNITURE POLISH
  • GLASS CLEANER
  • LAUNDRY DETERGENT
  • HAND SANITIZER
  • HAND SOAP
  • DISH SOAP


  • TRASH BAGS
  • PAPER TOWELS
  • TOILET PAPER


LINENS

  • SHEETS 
  • BLANKETS
  • COMFORTERS
  • QUILTS
  • PILLOWS
  • TOWELS/WASHCLOTHS


KITCHEN

  • DISHES
  • MUGS/CUPS
  • SILVERWARE
  • COOKING UTENSILS
  • POTS/PANS
  • STORAGE CONTAINERS
  • POT HOLDERS/OVEN MITTS
  • PITCHERS


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WE APPRECIATE ALL DONATIONS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE, CONTACT 575-885-4615, FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. 


Drop-Off Location:


ALLSTATE

1127 S. Canal Street

Carlsbad, NM 88220

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