Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Domestic violence survivor: Please create safe community

Domestic Violence is the Leading Cause of Homelessness Greenville church hosts services to address domestic violence
Rosalie Gross | 05 October, 2017, 01:16

The conversation's starting with a national "No More" campaign, which seeks to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on Tuesday, advocates met at the Ohio Statehouse to take a look at domestic violence statistics in Ohio over the past year. Over the past eight years, UnitedHealthcare employees have donated more than 20,000 pounds of food to Catalyst Domestic Violence.

The award is given to community groups, organizations or individuals in Oklahoma who have "made outstanding contributions" to domestic violence prevention in their communities, according to the awards subcommittee.

One attendee who works with the Self-Help Center also works with kids in "Safe Homes", or areas away from domestic violence. The collaborative effort became the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP).

"The powerfully moving Silhouettes exhibit, which depicts the life stories of victims of domestic violence in Ocean County, will be displayed during the presentation", the college noted.

"Last year, we served over 4,000 clients through our agency", she said.

The video is available on the court's web site and on the web site of the Women's Center of Montgomery County.

Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said his department has worked just more than 200 cases so far this year.

These purple cut-outs represent the color of domestic violence awareness.

SC has long struggled with high rates of domestic violence and ranks fifth in the nation for women killed by domestic abuse. "That's usually an outstanding utility bill, a auto fix, a child's medical expense", she says. The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, along with Governor Matt Bevin, launched The Purple Purse Challenge on Monday.

"The emergency shelter at the alliance has 16 emergency beds, we also have 16 transitional housing beds for individuals that need to stay a but longer", said Louis Gill, CEO of the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault and the Bakersfield Homeless shelter. As further support of domestic violence awareness, the City of Cullman has once again allowed the display of silhouette "silent witnesses" in front of Cullman City Hall.

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