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.

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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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85% of domestic violence victims are women.

United States

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..

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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 704.764.1773

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