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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month And Washtenaw County Is Proving Proactive

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Barbara Niess-May, executive director of Safehouse Center in Washtenaw County

Despite an increased national spotlight on domestic violence, it is an issue that, too often, is still discussed in hushed tones. In Washtenaw County, law enforcement agencies, the prosecutor's office and community leaders are standing up and speaking out. Additionally, they are working closely with Safehouse Center to bring the issue out of the shadows.

RESOURCES:

Safehouse Center

Services for those in need

Domestic Violence Survivor's Handbook

"Running Domestic Violence Out of Town"-Purple Run 5k Fundraiser 

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