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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 25, 2019

The Washtenaw County Domestic Violence Awareness march, rally and vigil begins at 5:30pm at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti on Tuesday, October 29th.
Credit SafeHouse center / https://www.safehousecenter.org/

The SafeHouse Center shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Ann Arbor is constantly at, or near, capacity.  The number of helpline calls to the center is at an all-time high.  These are insidious and pervasive issues right here in our home community.  89.1 WEMU's David Fair sat down with SafeHouse Center executive director Barbara Niess-May, to discuss where we've come, where we are, and where we need to go.


RESOURCES:

Rally for Domestic Violence Awareness

Safehouse Center

Emergency Phone Numbers

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Survivor Services

Domestic Violence Emergency Response Services

Emergency Shelter

United Way “Dial 211″

Domestic Violence Survivor’s Handbook

A Handbook For Survivors of Sexual Assault

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