Saturday, November 27, 2021

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Shelter for Abused Women and Children.

With 72 people and 16 pets residing in our emergency shelter and on-site kennel — the largest census we’ve experienced to-date. This brings to mind two important facts: Our outreach and awareness efforts are working as people who need our services are accessing them and Our doors are ALWAYS OPEN!

Yes, there are challenges in meeting the needs of so many individuals under one roof – imagine having 72 guests, some cats, dogs, lizards, birds and turtles at your house tonight – but this is exactly why The Shelter’s Beau Venturi Home exists. To protect all victims of violence.

Moreover, we exist to prevent abuse before it begins – which is why October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities are so crucial to our mission. With knowledge, we can stop abuse before it even takes hold in the next generation (see our list of October events below)!

But, to prevail over violence, we each need to take action. Today, I’m calling on you to donate – your time, talent or treasure.

Together we are transforming lives, neighborhoods and communities!

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