The Unicorn Project Will Provide Hope And Healing for Abuse Victims
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She has always wanted to create a space for teens and women struggling with traumatic life circumstances, she says, but never knew where she would host such a place. While shopping for gifts on Myrtle Avenue this past Christmas, Harris saw many small storefronts for rent. "At that moment, The Unicorn Project-Raven's Hope was born in my mind," she says.
The project is named both for the mythical animal, which is symbolic of renewal and resurrection, and Raven, one of Harris's close friends who was endlessly supportive of Harris's dream project for women and who recently passed away. The center will be an educational home of hope and healing for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse.
Now in the very early stages of the project, Harris is focusing on raising funds for the center that she sees as absolutely vital for the community. "There's nothing like this in Glendale [or] Middle Village," she says. "I want a place where a woman can come in if she's been beaten or raped, and we can look her right in the face while she's crying and say, 'It's not your fault. We are here for you. It's not your fault.'"
For more information, including opportunities to get involved with The Unicorn Project, visit www.angelicaharris.com.