October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic violence occurs when one intimate partner seeks to maintain power and control over the other partner, which may be exhibited as verbal or emotional abuse, intimidation, isolation, economic abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, or other abuses. The trauma from these abusive behaviors can have significant impact on survivors and can, ultimately, result in death.
According to the annual Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report from End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, 811 victims were killed in domestic violence homicides from 2000 through 2019 in Wisconsin, excluding homicides involving legal intervention. In 2019, domestic violence claimed 72 lives, including both victims and perpetrators. Tragically, past domestic violence homicides in Wisconsin have claimed the lives not only of victims, but of their family members, friends, co-workers and law enforcement.
For help in your community:
PAVE is the service provider for Beaver Dam.
FRIENDS is the service provider in West Bend.
Christine Ann is the service provider for Green Lake.
If there is an Emergency, CALL 911.
MPTC Counseling Services are free and confidential and available to assist you. LEARN MORE HERE
West Bend October event:
Fond du Lac October event: