Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Understanding Domestic Violence and How to Stop it

The 2012 nationwide Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey showed that "8 out of 10 domestic violence shelters nationwide reported an increase in women seeking help."

The economy has had an effect. Not only is demand up while "funding, services and prevention efforts are down," but the survey went on to report that "74 percent of women stayed with an abuser longer for economic reasons, [and] 58 percent of shelters reported that the abuse is more violent now than before the economic downturn."

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If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

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