Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic violence affects millions of any gender, any race, religion, culture and status. Domestic abuse can be physical or emotional.

For 40 years, Missions Inc.’s Home Free has been serving domestic violence survivors by giving them shelter and providing legal and social services.

Every October, we devote our time to spreading awareness to hopefully break the cycle of abuse. Join us this October as we share insider information about how our programs work, how we’ve adapted this year during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic and how you can take these lessons and educate and spread awareness in your life.

What can you do?

This month we’ve shared stories, resources and more about domestic violence. You might be left with the question, what can I do?

Check out our blog post and learn three ways you can have a direct impact TODAY!

Videos

Missions Inc.’s Home Free Community Program provides important advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. Join us HERE on October 6 and October 20 as we share a special look at the Home Free Community Program. Follow us on social media — find links at the bottom of this page — for more content throughout the month.

Home Free Shelter

Learn more about how things have changed at the Home Free Shelter over the last six months since the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic began in March.

Violence Free Minnesota Homicide Report

Each year Violence Free Minnesota puts out a homicide report honoring the lives of those killed due to domestic violence in the year prior.

In 2019, 21 people were killed in incidents of domestic violence. It’s important we remember their lives and tell their stories.

Find the VFMN Homicide Report and stories of the 21 victims of domestic violence homicide HERE.

Resources

CNN Report: COVID-19 Impact on domestic violence around the world

14 misconceptions about domestic violence

How to help a loved one who you believe is being abused.

Why the Violence Against Women Act needs to be updated.

Video: “I see you” from NNEDV.

Why didn’t you tell me?

What can I do?

What is a healthy relationship?

What is economic abuse?

10 patterns of verbal abuse

Fundraise for Missions!

Support Missions and the survivors we support during the month of October by starting your own fundraiser!

Help us raise $10,000 to go directly to the services we provide to those experiencing domestic abuse and women and children fleeing their homes due to domestic violence.