Every 10 minutes police respond to an average of 2 Domestic Violence calls…
-One third of all women’s injuries seen in the ER are the result of deliberate acts of violence.
-Annually: Medical expenses from Domestic Violence total at least $3 to $5 billion. Businesses forfeit another $100 million in lost wages, sick leave, absenteeism and lower productivity.
If you or someone you know is currently in a domestic violence situation, please use the following resources to learn how, why and the safest way to leave.
Next Step Ministries
24 Hour Crisis Line – 336-413-5858
Help in Stokes, Surry, Yadkin Counties
Safe on Seven: 336.779.6320
Family Justice Center Greensboro, NC – 336.641.7233
Domestic Violence Facts
1500 American women are murdered by husbands or boyfriends each year.
Since 2002 there have been an average of 76 DV homicides in North Carolina a year with an average of 4 child victims each year.
American women have more to fear from the men they know and once loved than from any stranger.
One third of all women’s injuries seen in the Emergency Room are the result of deliberate acts of violence.
81% of men who batter had fathers who abused their mothers.
Children who grow up in violent homes have a 74% higher likelihood of committing criminal assaults.
Each year medical expenses from DV total at least $3 to $5 billion. Businesses forfeit another $100 million in lost wages, sick leave, absenteeism and lower productivity.
Every 10 minutes police respond to an average of 2 DV calls. There is hope…
Have you spotted purple ribbons tied to trees around town? Family Services of Davidson County has tied over 40 purple ribbons around the trees along main streets in Lexington and Thomasville – in remembrance of the victims of domestic violence in Davidson County. http://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20181012/vigil-canceled-due-to-storm-rescheduled-for-tuesday
*Candlelight vigils to honor lives lost are planned…
Thursday evening: Oct. 18 at Harrison Park in Denton (7pm)
Next Week: Oct. 25 at the gazebo in Thomasville (7pm).
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)