Denton-based Sally Beauty Holdings has formed SBH Inspires, its first public nonprofit foundation, to focus its philanthropic efforts on supporting individuals impacted by domestic violence and abuse.
To kick off the launch, Sally Beauty Holdings is contributing $200,000 to SBH Inspires to fund partners that provide domestic violence assistance and rehabilitation services.
The company said creating the foundation is part of its mission to inspire a more colorful, confident, and welcoming world, as well as in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
“SBH Inspires and the Sally Beauty Holdings community are uniquely positioned to make a difference,” SBH Inspires Executive Director & Senior Director of Benefits Stacy Juetten said in a statement. “Cosmetologists, hairstylists, and nail technicians are often the first individuals to whom those impacted by domestic violence reach out for help.SBH Inspires is focusing on raising awareness and providing important resources through Sally Beauty Holdings’ broad reach to these groups.”
“We’re also leveraging our extensive store network to educate our associates and customers on the issue and, most importantly, how to get help,” Juetten added.
20 people per minute are domestically abused in the U.S.
Sally Beauty said that on average, roughly 20 people per minute are physically abused in the U.S. by an intimate partner. In one year, that equates to more than 10 million individuals, the company said.
Through SBH Inspires, Sally Beauty Holdings said it’s putting its values into action by driving awareness, providing resources, and offering support.
SBH Inspires said it selected a national and local partner to help bring its mission to life: The National Domestic Violence Hotline and Denton County Friends of the Family.
Both organizations have a history of uplifting, championing, and embracing all people while creating a safe space for those affected by domestic violence and abuse, SBH Inspires said.
“The National Domestic Violence Hotline is honored to partner with SBH Inspires and offer support to the advocates and survivors,” NDVH CEO Katie Ray-Jones said in a statement. “Since The Hotline’s inception, close to 6.8 million individuals have called, chatted, or texted our advocates for information, help, safety planning, and, most importantly, hope. The reality is that more people than ever are reaching out to The Hotline for assistance.”
“We have a higher call volume than we can currently support, and sometimes callers have to wait up to 15 minutes,” Ray-Jones added. “With contributions from SBH Inspires, we can provide greater resources to our teams to help those in need. This partnership demonstrates that Sally Beauty Holdings values safety and the well-being of its employees and customers. We look forward to growing this relationship over the coming years because HOPE is on the line.”
Denton County Friends of the Family provides ‘comprehensive and compassionate services’
Denton County Friends of the Family is located near Sally Beauty Holdings’ Denton headquarters.
“Denton County Friends of the Family’s mission revolves around providing comprehensive and compassionate services to individuals affected by sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence. Working hand in hand with the community, we strive to promote safety, healing, hope, justice, and prevention. The alignment of our values with those of SBH Inspires is truly remarkable, and we’re confident that joining forces will strengthen our collective impact by making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve,” Denton County Friends of the Family Executive Director Toni Johnson-Simpson said in a statement.
Sally Beauty Holdings is a leader in professional hair color, selling and distributing professional beauty supplies globally via its Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses.
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