Domestic violence month awareness
October is domestic violence month, and a time to advocate against gender-based violence. During 2018, Minnesota had 14 domestic violence-related deaths, according to the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women.
You can make a difference with this serious issue.
- Be there if someone has been affected by domestic violence. “We know it usually takes seven-plus times for a person to leave a domestic violence situation and that person will at significantly higher risk of lethal violence when they do,” Crime Victim Liaison Biiftuu Ibrahim Adam said.
- Don’t be afraid to call the police, 952-563-4900 or call 911 for an emergency.
- If you or someone you know experiences domestic violence, get help. Call the Cornerstone Advocacy Service, 952-884-0330, Standpoint Action Line, 612-343-9842 or the Minnesota Day One 24 Crisis Line, 866-223-1111 (text 612-399-9995.)
- Help raise awareness. Participate in national wear purple day to recognize efforts to end domestic violence on Thursday, October 24. Post on social media with #DVAM2019.
For more information, visit blm.mn/violence.