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Community Outreach and Education

A 24-hour crisis hotline is available to victims of domestic violence to offer support and allow victims to discuss their situation while remaining anonymous if they choose.

Call 440-244-1853 or 440-323-3400. If you are experiencing a medical emergency or life and death situation – call 911.

In addition to the support groups that are offered at the shelter, support groups are also offered to women in the community.

If a woman is in need of medical attention due to injuries from abuse, a hospital advocate is on call to meet with her to assist her at the hospital and discuss her options.

Legal advocates are available to victims of domestic violence who seek information about their legal rights. Advocates work with the women and will accompany them to court.

Community Outreach staff is available to speak in the community and hold educational training in regards to domestic violence. If you are interested in having someone come to your organization, simply call the shelter to make arrangements.

Domestic Violence FACTS

  • Domestic violence is a crime. It is the single major cause of injury to women – more than rapes, muggings, and auto accidents combined.
  • A woman is battered every 15 seconds in this country.
  • Battery is recurrent and escalates, becoming more frequent and more violent over time often resulting in serious injury or death.
  • Battery can result in miscarriage, premature labor and children born with birth defects.
  • About 95% of all cases of domestic violence involve men battering women.
  • Drugs and alcohol do not cause battering.
  • Domestic violence occurs among all races, economic levels, religions and sexual preferences.

 

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