UPCOMING EVENTS in 2016!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
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Saturday, October 8 – The Purple Run 5K and Community Health Fair
The Purple Run is a 5K road race and 1K fun run, followed by a Community Health Fair. Both walkers and runners are welcome! Net proceeds will be used to establish emergency/legal funds. This inaugural event will take place at Newnan Utilities’ Carl Miller Park on Saturday, October 8, 2016. For more detail, go to: www.thepurplerun5k.com.
Don’t forget to Save-the-Date for these events! Registration coming soon!
Saturday, October 29 – The Monster Mash…Give Domestic Violence the Boo-ooo-oot! at Coweta Club in Arbor Springs
Tuesday, November 29 – O Christmas Tea, Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City
Looking to Get Involved?
- Volunteer at the house or our resale store, New Beginnings. Volunteers can be individuals looking for an hour a week or more to make a difference or a church, work, or community volunteer project.
- To volunteer at the house, please contact Maureen or click the link above to volunteer.
- To volunteer at New Beginnings, please contact email@example.com or 770-683-8029.
- Donate food, clothing, household items, and furniture. All items for the house and the resale store can be taken to New Beginnings at 7 W. Washington in downtown, Newnan Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm.
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Community Welcome House serves as a transitional facility which provides shelter for women, and women with children, in need of shelter due to domestic violence. We understand healing begins when safety, stability, and trust are nurturing those in crisis. While in our care, we provide supportive services to best assist in regaining independence in hopes of realizing the future they desire. It is the hope of Community Welcome House that through education, compassion, and action women will become empowered to advance their roles, rights and well being. Read More
Domestic Violence begins in the home. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
- A woman is abused every 9-15 seconds.
- Three fourths of domestic violence victims are reported to have one or more children under the age of 18 years of age.
- 26% of murdered women are killed by their husbands or boyfriends.
- 30% of women in emergency rooms are there because of injuries from abuse.
- Medical expenses caused by domestic violence in the U.S. totals between 3-5 billion dollars annually.
- Children are present during 80% of the assaults against their mother.
- 25% of domestic violence victims are pregnant at the time of the abuse.
The three cycles of abuse are:
- Tension Building (slamming of doors, breaking of possessions, threats) victim tries to appease the batterer.
- Battering (physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse).
- Honeymoon Stage (Continued effort of power and control, batterer becomes loving and apologetic).