In recent Academy Award-winning film Spotlight, one of the characters delivers this bombshell of a line: "If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one." Domestic abuse is a similar story. Cultures of shame, guilt or embarrassment cause many people experiencing situations of violence to keep it to themselves. Here at the HER Shelter, we believe that community education is one of the keys to ending domestic violence. If a community is aware of the signs and signals, as well as being aware of their own actions, behaviors, and attitudes that encourage or discourage openness - we believe that such a community can play a new and more effective role in helping those in dangerous and unhealthy situations.
If you or a group you know is interested in hosting one of our staff for a speaking engagement/community or professional training/seminar/agency fair - please contact Wynn@hershelter.com or call 757-485-1073 today.