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Domestic Violence-Facts

Posted by melissams08 on July 23, 2020 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (5573)
Domestic Violence and the Connection to Homelessness When a person leaves an abusive relationship, they often have nowhere to go. For many, the only choices are staying in the abusive environment, going to a shelter or living on the street. Studies show a connection between domestic violence to homelessness, particularly among families with children. Some studies have found domestic violence to be the leading cause of homelessness among women with children. Shelters provide immediate safety, respite and supportive services. Unfortunately, shelters are frequently filled to capacity and often turn away women and their children. It is estimated that, in one year in Virginia, 2,000 women seeking shelter from domestic violence were turned away due to lack of space or resources.https://www.doorwaysva.org/our-work/education-advocacy/the-facts-about-domestic-violence/types-of-domestic-violence/

Domestic Violence-Facts

Posted by melissams08 on July 23, 2020 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (102)
Domestic Violence: The Facts The CDC reports that over 1 in 3 women and about 1 in 3 men in the United States experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime. 1 in 3 teens experience dating violence. Those who identify as nonbinary or LGBTQ+ are often even more likely to experience abuse. Black women are 35% more likely to experience domestic violence than white women. While people at all income levels experience domestic violence, those earning lower incomes experience domestic violence at higher rates than those with higher household incomes. Women with household incomes of less than $7,500 are 7 times as likely as women with household incomes over $75,000 to experience domestic violence. (Source)

Mental Health Expo

Posted by melissams08 on February 20, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (211)

Melissa Smith presents

March 10, 2012

◦Network with numerous agencies in the area, which provides services

to the Mental Health population.

◦ Bring questions regarding the purpose of the services offered.

◦Listen to first hand experiences and encounters associated with mental illnesses.

Famous individuals with Mental Illness (not present)

Abraham Lincoln-President- Depression Sheryl Crow-musician: Depression

Calvin Coolidge-President-Hypochondria Delta Burke-actress: Depression

Robert Downey Jr.-actor: Depression Jim Carey-comedian: Depression

Macy Gray-Bipolar Disorder Beyoncé Knowles-Major Depression