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First Step's Virtual Tea House Toast Oct. 22 at 6:00pm
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As Wayne County's comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault provider, First Step is committed to raising awareness for and supporting those impacted by abuse. Every October we host our annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month event, our Tea House Toast!
This year will be a little different, as it will be virtual. However, it will be just as amazing and a great opportunity for our community to come together, show support, and hear from both our wonderful and brave survivors and educated staff.
This year's event will include survivors speakers and a panel on domestic violence. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:00-7:00pm.
FACTS ARE FACTS
are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
1 IN EVERY 4
Women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000)
- 0%of domestic violence
victims are women.Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003
- 1 IN 6 WOMEN
1 IN 33 MEN have experienced an attempted or completed rapeU.S. Department of Justice, “Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women,” November 1998.
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