October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and domestic violence shelter S.A.F.E. House will mark the occasion with a series of events.
S.A.F.E. House wants to remind people that one in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average, three women are killed each day at the hands of a current or former partner.
S.A.F.E. House also said that as shelters nationwide report an increase in women seeking help, most are experiencing decreased funding.
"Nevada is hurting. Southern Nevada is really hurting. We are No. 1 in all the wrong areas. Domestic violence is crippling our community, and we need to work as one to end this crisis," said S.A.F.E. House Executive Director Julie Proctor.
"Our community is suffering from violence. If we want to change, we will need to join efforts and stand up against violence. We need to educate our youth, support and empower victims and hold perpetrators accountable. We can only do this as a community," Proctor continued.
Some of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month events include the following:
For more information, call S.A.F.E. House at 702-451-4203 or visit www.safehousenv.org.
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