AUGUSTA, GA - October is domestic violence awareness month. Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence, according to Safe Homes, a domestic violence center.
Aimee Hall, Safe Homes executive director, says this statistic shows that it’s important for everyone to know domestic violence red flags. Some of the most common signs Hall sees are financial, emotional and sexual abuse, intimidation and victim blaming. Hall says,"I always tell our community, it’s our business to know these signs because, because it’s our business to help our neighbors or our co-workers or help those that are in need and those no way to know if we’re not educated on what domestic violence."
Later in the month safe homes will host a survivors walk at the Augusta University Summerville campus. That’s on Oct. 24th six p.m. to eight p.m. Safe Homes’ twenty-four hour crisis hotline for domestic violence is 7067362499.