Each October, agencies across the nation come together to recognize victims and raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
Unfortunately, in our Homeless Intervention work, our case managers do see individuals and families who are homeless because they are fleeing physical or emotional abuse or threats of abuse and are not safe at home. Visit our Homeless Intervention page for more information about the programs we offer.
Last month our Homeless Intervention team wore the color purple, the color of the Domestic Violence Awareness campaign, as part of a social media campaign organized by the Family Support Center of Chippewa Falls. This agency provides supportive services and advocacy to those affected by domestic and intimate partner violence to the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire communities including crisis intervention, emergency cell phones, safety planning, counseling, and more. We want to bring awareness to this issue and let our communities know that there is help available. If you or someone you care about is in an abusive relationship, talk with someone you trust or call your local domestic/sexual abuse hotline and talk with someone without having to give your name or location.