October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.
Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use of the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.
Since 1985, Artemis Center has made great strides in the community, helping more than 100,000 victims and their children through crisis intervention, safety planning, education, and support. Artemis Center empowers victims of domestic violence to make decisions and choices that will establish and maintain safety for themselves and their children. By working collaboratively with other community services, Artemis Center advocates are able to coordinate needed services. Additionally, community education and advocacy programs help to create community best practice responses to victims of domestic violence.
By working collaboratively with other community services, Artemis Center advocates are able to coordinate needed services. Additionally, community education and advocacy programs help to create community best practice responses to victims of domestic violence. The collaboration with Artemis, the YWCA Dayton Shelter and Housing Network and Montgomery County Children Services, as well as the Artemis Children’s Program is considered to be among the best in the nation. The project with Children Services is a model to help other communities develop similar programs.
Moriah Haven – Shawm, Shame
937-461-HELP (4357) – 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
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