While Domestic Violence Awareness Month has come to a close, it doesn't mean the violence stops. Victims and their children continue to suffer in silence and endure abuse from those that claim to love them.
Many still are not aware there is a way out – they haven’t yet heard of Empowerhouse.
Beyond the month of October, every day is a new day for survivors to know there IS hope and help available.
Supporter, thanks to many friends like you, survivors have the opportunity to begin a new life free from the horrors and trauma of violence experienced at home.
Since opening the new domestic violence shelter in late August 2016, 49 women and 60 children have already taken refuge there.
It means the world to our clients to know you have prepared this uplifting and supportive space specifically for them to begin putting their lives back together again.
Empowerhouse staff is encouraged by so many in the community who are proactively making an impact in the lives of local survivors and their children.
Rose, our Shelter Director, shares her thoughts: “It is inspiring to me that our community is taking domestic violence, specifically intimate partner violence, seriously.
I can measure that in the support that was provided across the community to make this new shelter happen. They recognize that domestic violence is a community problem not an individual problem.
The new space, created by our community, is a testament that the community sees domestic violence as the problem it is and recognize that children need to be safe, that there needs to be options that allow an escape from the horrific terror inflicted by intimate partner violence.”
Thank you for ensuring survivors and their children can turn to Empowerhouse to find safety and support.
If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, call our 24/7 hotline number 540-373-9373 or visit www.empowerhouseva.org for information on how we can help.