CAP Services’ Domestic Abuse Outreach Office welcomes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), one in three women and one in four men will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
Domestic violence is present in multiple forms; financially, emotionally, verbally, sexually, and physically. It knows no bounds and affects all socio-economic groups, all genders, all races, all religious groups and all educational backgrounds. Children are profoundly impacted by witnessing domestic violence in their homes and often perpetuate the cycle of abuse.
Throughout October, communities across the country will mourn for those whose lives were taken by domestic violence, celebrate the tremendous progress victim advocates have made over the years, and connect with one another with a true sense of unity to end domestic violence.
CAP Services Domestic Abuse Outreach Office will be displaying yard signs and purple ribbons throughout the county in October. Please join the fight to end domestic violence. All services, are free and confidential. For more information or services, please call 920-787-3889 or visit our website at capservices.org.