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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner? Domestic violence affects millions of people regardless of sex, race, religion and culture. These people are our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers we see every day.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month bringing attention to the serious issue of domestic violence. Despite the danger those affected face, many of the battered remain at home because of the fear of the unknown and lack of a safe place to go.

At Catholic Charities, we know all too well the importance of seeking safety when you are escaping abuse. For more than 40 years, we’ve been providing life-saving help for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking by an intimate partner, and human trafficking. In fact, we have the only emergency domestic violence shelter in all of Douglas County.

Our 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline receives calls every day from victims looking for shelter. Due to the impact of COVID19, the number of calls to our hotline have continued to increase.

I ask you to prayerfully consider a financial gift today to Catholic Charities. Now more than ever we need your support! Our Shelter Services are 100% free to anyone escaping abuse. Your donations make that possible! Your gift will allow Catholic Charities to continue providing a safe haven to individuals and families who have been victims of domestic violence.

To give safely and securely, please click here.

Fr. Mike Eckley