BENEFITING: MID CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION
ORGANIZER: MID CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION
EVENT: Purple Purse Challenge
EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2016
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1 in 4 women AND 1 in 7 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
20 people per minute are physically abused by an initimate partner in the US.
1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence, leaving lasting effects.
MCCA's Countering Domestic Violence Program includes a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, court advocacy, counseling services, adult/youth support and education, community awareness and professional trainings.
Neville House is a 24 hour emergency shelter that provides shelter, safety and support for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We offer an offsite shelter for male victims of domestic violence. Advocates are available on the hotline to assess victims for eligibility.
Our program provides free and confidential counseling to victims of domestic violence. Our Therapist works with men and women, and also facilitates our education groups. Our Youth Services Advocate works to support and educate both residential and non-residential children on issues of domestic violence, as well as providing domestic violence prevention education to the local schools and public awareness through the community.
Last year, MCCA served 912 survivors of domestic violence, 783 aduilts and 129 children.