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Domestic Violence Month

Written By: Gary on October 5, 2004 2 Comments

 Images PrplribcrpOctober is Domestic Violence month. They say one in three of us are affected some way by it. It’s why you’re seeing the purple ribbons this month. October is kind of an everything month (there are only 12 months to share) and breast cancer seems to get a lot of the attention and sometimes DV gets overlooked. (Related news.)

FirststepFirst Step is a local shelter in Wayne County. Over 14,000 crisis calls, 7,000 nights of shelter and 20,000 hours of counseling are provided almost every year. I volunteer for them, I’m on call a few times a month and get called to hospitals (police stations, etc.) and talk to people and their families after they’ve been assaulted, I also do stuff with the kids (but not much lately) such as day care, field trips, etc…

Shelters are always looking for donations, please don’t just think of them around the holidays, they need donations all year round. They always need volunteers to help.

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2 Responses to “Domestic Violence Month”

  1. jane says on: 7 October 2004 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for including this info. I work at an agency that serves battered women, men and children and face the reality of domestic violence on a daily basis. I, myself, survived a violent marriage and escaped with my beautiful daughters. There is a way out, I’m living proof.

  2. Gary Said... says on: 6 October 2006 at 11:04 am

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2006

    Here’s an 2006 update to a post that I made a few October’s back on Domestic violence. Every 15 seconds a woman is battered, it’ll probably take you twice that time to read this blog post…

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