We believe everyone deserves a safe and secure home free from abuse, which is why TJX supports domestic violence service organizations. We specifically fund programs that provide a safe haven for those fleeing domestic violence along with the tools they need to rebuild their lives as well as related services, like education, training, and job placement resources.
TJX has supported programs providing resources for victims of domestic violence for over 25 years. In 2009, we began a partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline with our first foundation grant and that partnership continues to this day. The Hotline is a free 24/7 helpline that serves as a link to safety for an estimated 573,000 people annually who are affected by domestic violence.
In 2019, TJX also awarded domestic violence program grants for nonprofits that provided shelter and support services for victims of domestic violence across the U.S. Among these programs were Harbor House of Central Florida in Florida, Laura’s House in California, and Interval House in California.
In 2019, TJX Canada launched its Find Your Stride initiative with a goal of helping vulnerable women achieve economic independence so that they and their families can thrive in life. Over the course of the year, TJX Canada formed relationships with Dress for Success Canada, WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound program, and the Women in Need Society. While these agencies’ services are not limited to individuals impacted by domestic violence, these organizations provide support to women and families with basic needs like housing, food, and clothing as well as a variety of services, including work skills development, educational programs, and work placement.