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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Barbara Niess-May
SafeHouse Center / safehousecenter.org

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year, there are more challenges than usual.  Barbara Niess-May, executive director of SafeHouse Center in Washtenaw County, discusses the ongoing epidemic of domestic violence during a time of pandemic with WEMU's David Fair.  

WEMU Guest Report: Carmen Domingas Helping Heroes

Oct 29, 2018
Sadaf Ali

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  WEMU worked with Eastern Michigan University Professor Sadaf Ali to present this profile of First Step Advocate Carmen Domingas.  They explore her role as a counselor and how she helps survivors find their inner strength. **NOTE** this story contains descriptions of intimate partner violence.

Safe House Center

"Me too."

Just two words are being used on social media as a way for women--and some men--to share that they've been sexually harassed or assaulted.  It's a national conversation that began following the growing number of complaints of sexual harassment or abuse against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Barbara Niess-May, the executive director of Safe House Center, which provides support for women who've been abused, about the discussion in Washtenaw County.


The federal government is investigating nearly 80 colleges across the country for the way they handled reports of sexual assaults.  

Eastern Michigan University hasn't been targeted but the school's student body president recently discussed the issue with 89.1 WEMU.