Posted on January 19, 2017
Proceeds from each ride will be donated to help end the silence of domestic violence
LADERA RANCH, Calif., January 19, 2017 – Laura’s House, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse, is partnering with trusted women-driving-women innovator See Jane Go (SJG) – the leader in ride-hail services for females. Laura’s House is the first organization selected by the transportation trailblazer to benefit from its charitable giving program committed to helping women move forward.
A dedicated fleet of SJG drivers, specially trained by the nonprofit, will provide safe, convenient and no-cost transportation to women and children who have left unsafe situations and are under the care of Laura’s House. Offering this secure alternative to public transportation is a powerful step forward in helping break through initial barriers, ultimately allowing those affected by domestic violence to obtain safety and create positive changes in their lives.
"The effort to break the cycle of domestic violence requires the support of many, which is why Laura’s House remains so grateful for all its partners, particularly ones like See Jane Go, that share our commitment to empowering women,” said Margaret Bayston, CEO and Executive Director at Laura's House. “See Jane Go is providing much more than safe and comfortable transportation for women in our care; it’s helping to provide the strength to rebuild lives."
Since 1994, Laura’s House has committed to bettering the lives of Orange County families affected by domestic violence and continues to be the only state-approved comprehensive domestic violence agency in South Orange County. The nonprofit provides a 55-bed shelter for abused women and their children, life skill courses and recently expanded its reach with the opening of a Domestic Violence Advocacy Center in Garden Grove to serve victims with legal support and counseling resources.
"Since inception, it has been our intention to give a percentage of each ride to a charitable cause," says See Jane Go Founder William Jordan. "We surveyed our entire female driver base to see which causes resonated with them and Laura’s House emerged as the clear choice for a non-profit alliance. One of the biggest safety issues that women can face is from their spouse or lover through domestic violence. At See Jane Go we are working to help women access the things they need for freedom, safety and empowerment, partnering with Laura's house for our charitable giving is a powerful way to stay true to that promise."
With both organizations dedicated to providing comfort and protection to women, the SJG-Laura's House partnership is based on authenticity. For the duration of the six month partnership, SJG has committed to gifting two percent of each ride to Laura's House in addition to providing customers with the option to donate a ride each time they take a Jane, as the SJG rides are called.
About Laura's House
The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.
For more than 20 years, Laura's House has served those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. Over the past two decades, Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,000 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to nearly 50,000 people. Connect with Laura’s House on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About See Jane Go
See Jane Go was conceived during a conversation between Founder William Jordan and his daughter, Savannah, while driving home from an L.A. Lakers game. Savannah expressed interest in driving for an existing ride-hail service and William was adamantly opposed due to concern for his daughter's safety. The idea for See Jane Go, the first women-driving-women ride-hail app, was born. Today, See Jane Go meets the specific needs of female drivers and passengers in Orange County and Long Beach, Calif., with plans to expand nationwide. It is steered by a female-majority executive management team and committed to providing women the opportunity to earn an income on their terms and a trusted ride-hail alternative for female passengers. Interested drivers and riders can join Jane's tribe online at www.seejanego.co.
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