Little Falls to Host Domestic Violence Prevention Vigil

Doris Richards
October 18, 2017

More than a dozen years ago, Jewish Family Service, with the support of the Jewish Women's Foundation, commissioned Jewish Women International to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment survey of attitudes, knowledge and beliefs about domestic abuse in the Detroit Jewish community.

"We know there's still more to do to tackle domestic abuse, which is why we'll be introducing a landmark Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill to protect and support victims and bring perpetrators to justice". Angie Lovegrave said, "I wanted to do something to show people just how many calls that we get....and from January 1 until September 30 of this year, we had 996 domestic calls".

Elizabeth Page of Plumas Rural Services read a proclamation to the members of the audience and the board outlining the travesty of domestic violence and declaring October the month of awareness.

Victims of sexual assault and abuse can also call RAINN, 24-hours a day, at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

"Contrary to popular belief, physical abuse is not a maladjusted person's occasional expression of frustration or anger", Martin said.

"Our goal is to help victims of violence recover physically, mentally, and emotionally as they build a life free from violence", the website said.

"You're thinking is this woman going to die if we turn them away". People at the event could write on things they see as warning signs on the flags. On Oct. 16, Alpha Chi Omega sorority held their "Desserts After Dark", philanthropy, which supports ACCESS. With awareness campaigns, like the purple ribbon campaign and others, with education campaigns, and ever since our community rabbis have begun talking about domestic violence from the pulpit, discussing it in Torah study classes, in conversations in the sukkah, at the festival/holiday table, etc., more and more people are becoming comfortable sharing their stories and working to end this violence.

More than 92 domestic violence-related homicides have been recorded in Madison County since 1992.


"It's one in four and and one in six for females to males that will be in an unhealthy relationship", Sturdivant said. We want to reach those people.

"People often times have a good reason for not leaving and, unfortunately, tend to get shamed for it", Colome said. "The hotline offers people a place they can call and get services or information and support or just to talk to someone who understands".

The problem many face when technology is involved is that laws have not caught up with technology yet. "It's so grey still right now". "Social service agencies; schools, faith-based communities, civic organizations and law enforcement agencies to address domestic violence".

The Carroll County Emergency Shelter is entering its 35th year of serving victims of domestic violence residing in the west Georgia area.

"We called the mental health services and they came for an assessment and said she didn't need to be sectioned, which we very much disagreed with".

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, help is always there. Most other resources have to file reports, making it easy to share and identify the problem faster.

Domestic violence covers a broad spectrum of situations, not just husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend.

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