October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be or have been victims of domestic violence in Alabama.

In Jackson County, the rate may even be higher given the number of arrests made due to violence each week. Many people think domestic violence is always and only physical. While it can be it physical, it may involve (and often does) sexual, psychological and emotional  abuse. Domestic violence is an epidemic in this country affecting individuals regardless of their age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, or religion.
Tomorrow, Thursday October 5th, begins a series of events focusing on awareness and prevention of  the widespread violence in Jackson County. There will be a balloon release in memory of victims at 4:30 p.m. at Tractor Supply on Broad Street. This event is open to the public.
Purple is the awareness color for domestic violence- so please wear purple to show your support.
These wheels show the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. The Power and Control Wheel shows the various ways abusers are able to maintain power and control over their partners.  The devastating physical, emotional and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime. Children are innocent victims of family violence and suffer greatly.
In contrast, the Equality Wheel demonstrates non-violent behaviors that support a healthy balance in relationships of all kinds.
If you, or someone you care about,is in a dangerous or abusive relationship, we can help. Our services are free.
 Contact Crisis Services at 256.574.5826 or call the Crisis Line at 256.716.1000. All calls are confidential.

Upcoming Events

25 Mar 2019
11:00AM -
Jackson County NARFE meeting

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