Welcome to THE Carol Maraj Foundation!

A safe place for women in need to come, and those who want to help this noble cause.

ABOUT ME


Most people know me as a singer, song writer and mother, but now people need to know my real calling. I'm an advocate for abused, neglected and homeless women. You see, after suffering many long years of physical and mental abuse, I'm finally free of my tormentor. Thankfully, my physical injuries have healed and my mental torture is contained, but my journey down this difficult path has just begun. My children and I know all too well, how hopeless and helpless that life can feel, so as long as there are women living in jeopardy, my destiny is to be their voice … and champion.

WHAT OUR FOUNDATION DOES


My foundation is a grassroots platform that brings women AND men together to eradicate this immoral blight. Make no mistake … we fully understand how immense the problem is, and how daunting our mission is. Our first gauntlet is accruing the financial resources, as we continue to build the appropriate infrastructure. With that in place, our process will be based on immediate action. When a woman is in trouble, she needs help ... NOW. A call, text or email will dispatch a driver to pick her up and transport her to a safe location. Once she has had time to gather her thoughts, our mission is to restore her inner strength, then provide a path for a brighter future.

Bottom line, we intend to provide an escape from abuse or homelessness. We feel that trouble does NOT define a distressed woman, and we cannot afford to ignore her any longer. As a society, we must never forget … EVERY woman is someone's daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother or aunt. We all know someone like her, and we know she deserves help without judgments.

JOIN US


Donations are urgently needed, so please remember … even a single dollar will make a difference.
For those of you wanting to show your support for this noble cause, we have created wonderful gifts:

For those of you wanting to make a tax deductible donation without gifts, please click here:

DONATE ANY AMOUNT HERE

In addition to donations, volunteers and full time employees are needed NOW! Survivors of abuse or homelessness are encouraged to reach out to us immediately.

My new ‘Endless Love’ campaign provides much needed hope AND support, while we build awareness. Much like the exemplary Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, we need everyone to join us in this campaign. With your help, we can be that much needed lifeline.

On average, 9600 women
per day are assaulted.
That’s one every 9 seconds!

The Need for Safe Housing


In just one day in 2015, over 31,500 adults and children fleeing domestic violence found refuge in a domestic violence emergency shelter or transitional housing program.

That same day, domestic violence programs were unable to meet over 12,197 requests for services because of a lack of funding, staffing, or other resources.

Sixty-three percent (7,728) of unmet requests were for housing. Emergency shelter and transitional housing continue to be the most urgent unmet needs for domestic violence survivors.

Source: National Network to End Domestic Violence. (2016). Domestic Violence Counts 2015-A 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters and services. Washington, DC.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I Want to help!

Funding is needed immediately to create awareness and set up our national infrastructure. We are not a bricks and mortar location. There are thousands of those nationwide. We are going to be the voice for those who cannot speak out for themselves, so American women AND men bring these issues out of the shadows. With appropriate funding, our program will be the conduit to immediate help, through strategic alliances with transportation companies, safe houses and churches, temporary housing facilities, homeless shelters, crisis hotlines, legal advisors, certified counselors, etc.

Our program is daunting, simply because of the sheer size and geographic scope of the problem. We need all the help we can get. Whether you're an individual, an association, or a facility ready to help, please send us a brief note on our contact form.

It's people like you that are invaluable. Please contact us for volunteer or employment possibilities.

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673. You can also visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website www.thehotline.org.

I Need Help!

Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673. You can also visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website www.thehotline.org.

No. All of our services are funded by people who want to help neglected women.

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 to speak with an advocate.

Domestic violence has significant effects on children. When developing your safety plan, it is important to include safety strategies for your children as well. An advocate can assist with this. It is important to consult with a legal advocate to get informed of your rights. You can also visit womenslaw.org.

Yes, all personal information is anonymous. Unless requested otherwise.

Because laws vary state by state, we recommend womenslaw.org for your legal needs

Abuse is an umbrella term that incorporates any type of neglect. A woman knows when she's being mistreated, and specifically when that mistreatment threatens her health or well being. We offer our help without putting labels or judgements on the circumstances.

Yes, domestic violence is a choice. It is not an easy process and it is recommended you find a domestic violence intervention program or a therapist who has experience providing services to individuals who identify as being abusive.

If you are in imminent danger

  • Spare car keys and your driver’s license
  • Credit cards, money and checkbook
  • Phone numbers for friends, relatives, doctors, schools, taxi services and your local domestic violence organization
  • A change of clothing
  • Any medication you typically take
  • Important documents, or copies of them for both you and your children (birth certificates, social security cards, school records and immunizations, pay stubs, bank account information, marriage license, will)
  • Any evidence you’ve been collecting to show you’ve been abused (photos of injuries, police records, medical records, a journal or log)
  • A few personal items you want to keep (photo albums, jewelry, etc.)

If you have time to plan

Important Paperwork

  • Birth certificates and social security cards for yourself and your children
  • Driver’s license and/or passports
  • W2s and paystubs
  • Government benefits card
  • Green card or immigration papers
  • Marriage, divorce and custody papers
  • Legal protection or restraining orders and records of any police reports you have filed
  • Health insurance cards and medical records
  • Your children’s school records
  • Immunization records
  • Financial records and bank account numbers
  • Apartment rental agreement or lease, or house deed
  • Car title, registration, and insurance documentation

Money

  • Cash and prepaid credit cards that can’t be traced
  • Credit cards and the PIN numbers you need to withdraw cash
  • ATM card
  • Checks

Communication

  • A post office box or safe address where you can forward your mail
  • Prepaid cell phone or a cell phone with a new contract and number
  • Your address book or cell phone contacts

Medical

  • Current medications and prescriptions
  • Eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids or any other medical devices

Other items of consideration

  • Toiletries - Travel pack of shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Pets and their needed items
  • Keys to anything you need access to in the near future
  • Essential Clothing
  • Small toys or books for your children
  • Any small keepsakes

Crimes cannot be prosecuted without evidence:

It's important to document abuse, but also know that an abuser may be tracking or eavesdropping on your travels and online or telephone communications. Verbal testimony from you or your witnesses (Clergy, if possible)

  • Medical reports of injuries
  • Pictures (dated) of any injuries
  • Police reports of when you or a witness called the police
  • Household objects torn or broken by the abuser
  • Pictures of your household in disarray after a violent episode
  • Pictures of weapons used by the abuser against you
  • A personal diary or calendar in which you documented the abuse as it happened

Keep in touch


If you are in need of help or would like to lend a helping hand please contact us. We are here for you.

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