October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
It provides an opportunity for you to share your strength with those who are currently facing violence at home. 1 in 3 women have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. That means that 1 in 3 of your loved ones, friends or family members may be a survivor of domestic violence.
Facts & Figures
Share your Strength Series
In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the grand opening of our first ever domestic violence shelter, we invited survivors, witnesses, and allies in the fight against domestic abuse to participate in a photo series that explores sources of strength. They hope that by sharing their resiliency, they can remind you of yours.
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Our shelter is open seven-days a week, 24-hours a day providing victims of domestic abuse access for support, safety and counseling. This space is specifically designed to assist women in filing petitions for protection, and to also provide temporary housing, food, and clothing as the need arises.
85% of domestic violence victims are women.
Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner, adding up to more than 10 million women and men yearly. This also has negative effects on children who are exposed to domestic violence; approximately 5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year, more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, and 3-4x more likely to perpetrate similar violence as adults..
Domestic Violence Helpline
To battle this increasing crisis, Penny Appeal USA has officially started a Domestic Abuse Hotline. If you or anyone you know is looking to stay safe during this time, please call or text 704.764.1773LEARN MORE