October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and one in five high school girls report being abused by a boyfriend. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and promote community collaboration to end domestic violence. Now is a perfect time to reach out to your local community and find new ways to support survivors of violence and the organizations that serve them.

To learn more about what you can do in your own community, contact your local service providers and follow The National Network to End Domestic Violence on Facebook, where the network is sharing 31 ways to make a difference, one for each day of October.

This October, be a part of ending domestic violence in Missouri.
MCADSV is not a direct service provider.
For immediate help in Missouri, click here

or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
or the National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673.

This project was supported in part by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program contract No. 2015G991540 and by Grant No. 2014-MU-AX-1204 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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