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Did you know that on average, almost 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States?

Did you know that on a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide?  Did you know that the cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year?

Did you know that there is a way out?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  If you or someone you know has been or is currently a victim of domestic violence, please reach out to one of the organizations listed below. As always, if you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233

Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228

Women’s Residence:

CASA St. Pete:

Alpha House of Pinellas County:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues and raise awareness for those issues. Over the last three decades, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.

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