October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and during this time, Helen Ross McNabb Center will continue connecting survivors and advocates in order to work together, speak out, and end domestic violence as well as honor the lives taken by domestic violence.
On average, a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in the United States. One in three women and one in four men will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in their lifetime.
Domestic violence affects more than 10 million women and men per year, regardless of age, economic status, gender, race, nationality, religion or sexual orientation. Domestic violence does is not always physical. It can be emotional and psychological, and these are just as extreme.
The Helen Ross McNabb Center offers different programs to accommodate the needs of every victim of domestic violence and partner abuse. The Kent C. Withers Family Crisis Center is a place of refuge for individuals experiencing domestic violence and their children. The Crisis Center offers many different services, such as counseling, advocacy and services for children. HRMC also offers transitional housing to assist abuse survivors in starting a new life without their abuser. The Center provides financial support when available, safety management and advocacy for survivors and their children to help them achieve self-sufficiency. The Helen Ross McNabb Center also provides different outreach programs for victims that do not need or want to enter shelter. There are multiple outreach programs offered for any victim’s need.
If you have any questions, or you know of someone that needs help, please call the Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline at (865) 637-8000. To support domestic violence services in our community, please click here.