October 1, 2023
For Immediate Release
Director of Donor Stewardship and Marketing
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Rose Brooks Center Recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Your Voice Matters
Kansas City, Mo, October 1, 2023 – October welcomes national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women and one in seven men will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lifetime, and on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. This is the very reason we all must amplify our voices to reach more victims and survivors of domestic violence. Your voice matters.
Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented through prevention, education, and community awareness. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, businesses, and systems – each whose voice adds a valued and powerful component to awareness and reminding victims, “you are not alone.”
Rose Brooks Center served more than 15,000 victims of violence last year alone. This included 11,707 individuals calling the crisis hotline, 984 survivors receiving support from court advocates, and more throughout the community and in emergency shelter. See all of our service numbers at https://www.rosebrooks.org/wp-content/uploads/Annual-Report-FY22.pdf
During October, communities across the country will not only mourn for those whose lives were taken by domestic violence, but celebrate the tremendous progress victim advocates and services have made over the years. We invite you to stand with Rose Brooks, with a true sense of unity to end domestic violence. Because your voice matters.
About Rose Brooks Center
Rose Brooks Center offers domestic violence services and programming in the Kansas City Metro area and beyond. While hundreds of individuals and pets find safety in emergency shelter, thousands more are served outside of shelter through groundbreaking community programs. www.rosebrooks.org. Rose Brooks Center’s Hotline number is 816-861-6100.
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