October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am raising money to help support a cause that I truly believe in, but that we, as a nation, do not talk enough about! It is time, time to have our voices heard. Time for our stories to be told.
Time to increase awareness and financial resources for service providers who support victims/survivors!
Sadly, 1 in every 3 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner in their lifetime. I was that 1 in 3. I was a #victim but now I am a #survivor
Estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner every year.
Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the Police.
Witnessing violence between one's parents is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
It is time to BE AWARE! Help STOP the cycle!