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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, they honored the victims with a walk and balloon launch. To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, they honored the victims with a walk and balloon launch.
If you or know someone that is a victim of domestic abuse call the Crossroad Crisis hotline at 419-228-HELP. If you or know someone that is a victim of domestic abuse call the Crossroad Crisis hotline at 419-228-HELP.

Last year, Crossroads Crisis Center served over 1,700 women, children, and men who were victims of domestic violence.

To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, they honored the victims with a walk and balloon launch. During October, Crossroads wants to shine a spotlight on the problem of domestic violence and remember the victims, especially the ones who lost their lives at the hands of domestic violence. They also want to get the message out on how victims can get out of an abusive relationship.

According to Crossroads Crisis Center it could take between seven and nine times for a person to commit to leaving an abusive relationship, but when they make that commitment, that is when it is the most dangerous time for the victim. However, there is a way to make sure victims leave in a safe and effective way.

“The first step is to make a safety plan, talk to your neighbors, talk to somebody that can help you. If you are thinking about leaving, figure out a system to get out, that is going to be safe for you and your children and a safe place to go, so that is the first step. Most of the time you need to talk to someone to get that kind of advice, and that’s what we can help with, devise a safety plan,” said Gina Brun, Crossroad Crisis Center Court Advocacy Coordinator.

If you or know someone that is a victim of domestic abuse, call the Crossroad Crisis hotline at 419-228-HELP. They will help you and answer any questions you may have about taking the action to end the abuse.

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