October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

 

 

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October please the following:

  • domestic.violence.awareness.month.purplewear purple
  • place a purple banner on your website or blog  
  • post a purple Domestic Violence Awareness Month image on your social media sites
  • try get everyone you know involved, send them to this blog!
  • educate your children about domestic violence and what it means, and give examples depending on their ages
  • GET INVOLVED! <—–click there!
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Grant Programs for Victims of Domestic Violence

The United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women offers a grant program to assist domestic violence survivors in getting financial help, making escape more realistic, and a real possibility, for all victims. The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) currently administers 24 grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994. More information about The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 can be found here. The grant program:

….is awarded to states and territories, enhances the capacity of local communities to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.

Four of the twenty four programs were created with very specific and firm rules on how the funds are to be distributed. The four formula programs are Stop Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program, Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program, State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program, and Grants to Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program. Here’s what OVW states on their website in regard to the grant programs: Continue reading “Grant Programs for Victims of Domestic Violence”

Hard-to-Find Resources for Other Forms of Domestic Violence

This post is an extension of my earlier post, Resources & Statistics from a Longtime Victim, in which I provided links to a myriad of resources and information for victims of domestic violence of all forms, as well as gave current statistics in regard to domestic violence and links to some very important websites of domestic violence organizations. I want to expand on the information I already provided, as I came across information about other types of abuse which I hadn’t thought to list and which are not as often portrayed in the media or anywhere else in this country. I wanted to be thorough in my research, which I literally spent all day, from the time I woke up at 9:30 this morning until right now, 11:21pm. If there is any specific issue I have missed or if you would like to see a post about a specific topic, I would be happy to oblige, email me at: emotionalabusehurts@cybergal.com Continue reading “Hard-to-Find Resources for Other Forms of Domestic Violence”

Domestic Violence Art: Heart-Wrenching

I came across these pieces of amazing art on domestic violence, so done by children. I think this type of art depicts a subject and serious social issue in this country which needs to be better addressed and prevention and ending strategies strengthened.

If you’re being abused, please visit: http://www.thehotline.org/

 

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http://www.thehotline.org

 

I’m available if you need any assistance with locating information or making contact with any of the organizations, email me @ emotionalabusehurts@cybergal.com  Thank you for reading :-)