Who We Are
Jericho Road Inc. is a 501(c) 3 community based organization that is the vision of Dr. Elena Bascom, a survivor of domestic violence (DV). Due to her experiences as a child and as a victim of domestic violence, Dr. Bascom began outreach work to help other women who were in similar situations. Through this journey, Jericho Road Inc. was born.
The group operated simply as volunteers in north Brooklyn for several years as an unincorporated entity and an unregistered organization. They have conducted several community-based projects geared to meeting the needs of the people. However, the helping of family members, especially those who are victims of domestic violence, is now the organization’s immediate focus.
Men and Female from all walks of life joined us to help promote the awareness of Domestic Violence in Prospect Park | Brooklyn, NY.
Proceeds benefited the Family Justice Center in Brooklyn, NY which provides services for domestic violence survivors and we will purchase baby clothes for the Urban Resource Institute, an agency that houses women and children who survived domestic violence.
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THE SURVIVOR SERIES: Stories of woman who survived the impossible
EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK:
“… I tried to kill my self after my stepfather abused me when I was ten years old; and then I tried again after my husband kicked me down four flights of stairs and almost killed my baby, that was in 1971. I mixed poison to kill the baby and myself; my baby was four months old…”
- Dr. Rev. Elena Bascom
“… My father was very controlling, as well as antisocial and physically abusive to my mom. Father left home when we were very young. He traveled to London and never returned until we were grown. It took a while for us to overcome the emotional trauma of our father’s departure, but as time passed we learned what it really meant. There was no money anywhere. My father was the only source of income. He walked out the door with all our hopes for financial security…” Now, Diana is a special education teacher with two master degrees.
“… December 24, 1979, he (my husband) was out the whole night. I was in the kitchen making oatmeal to feed my kids breakfast when he come in at about nine in the morning and said, “What’s taking so long to make my breakfast?” I was still making the food and not saying anything and he continued, “Have you ever had hot oatmeal thrown on you?”…And I didn’t say anything, I just looked out the window and I ‘m like, “Oh God,” and the next thing I know he took the pot off the stove and just pours it on me…” Now, Phyllis is a professional dialysis technician.
“… Most of the time my father was drunk… and he was a gambler… There was always fighting over money because he didn’t bring any money home… But they were getting into it more and more, and one night my sister told him, “I am tired of you beating my mother!”… My sister went forward and we all followed her and jumped in, and then it was something that I will never forget. My mother kept saying, even though he was beating her, “Don’t hit your father, that’s your father, get off your father!” That taught me a lesson…” Currently, Nadine is an accountant.
In a perfect world, you could read this letter and give when you have the extra cash.
But that's not the world we live in, is it? Rarely does an opportunity to do good come along when we're well-prepared for it. For the past several years, Jericho Road, Inc. has provided scholarships to children in the community with access to:
Our financial aid comes from donations contributed by various generous people and organizations. Our volunteers also contribute their might to the cause.
Poverty is everywhere and the most potent weapon against it is education. But poverty does not nurture education due to lack of funding. The students who are brilliant and want to have a higher education have to depend on scholarships in order to make their dreams of higher education come true.
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