Cherish Families in the News
From time to time our work inside the polygamist communities or our efforts to provide help for polygamists puts our organization in the media spotlight. Our staff and director are often approached for media questions regarding polygamist culture or the polygamist communities response to societal events. When we find ourselves in those media mentions, we'll link those articles here.
On October 9th Cherish Families was recognized for our part in providing support and services to victims of domestic violence. In the nation, it is estimated that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence. Unfortunately, that number is higher in parts of Utah.
Bringing awareness to this form of abuse is one of the many ways we can make a difference and change those numbers.
The state of Utah has had an ongoing investigation into the FLDS community for food stamp fraud. We've watched this case closely, and are relieved to learn that the investigation has been dropped; our hope is that we will be able to continue to provide services and promote healing for members of this community who are victims of crime.
From the article: "Jessop is deeply committed to her community, not focusing on differences but what we all share in common: that we all want a safe place to raise our families, to be happy, to join in the community spirit that fostered the love for their hometown, and by restoring services and community viability, making it a place families will not only survive, but thrive and prosper.
Three Corner's Women's Giving Circle was one of Cherish Families first supporters. We are grateful for the support and partnership we received from them, especially when we were just getting started. They saw our vision and chose to support us. They are a great asset to the communities in Utah.