Helping Abused Women

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women will be the victim of severe physical violence by a partner at some point in their lifetime. In addition, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 20,000 calls per day. These staggering statistics make it clear that abuse is a serious problem that affects women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fortunately, there are many organizations that provide assistance to abused women. These organizations can offer shelter, financial assistance, and counseling services to help women escape abusive relationships and build new lives. In addition, many states have laws that offer protection to victims of domestic violence. For example, many states have laws that allow victims to obtain restraining orders against their abusers. By raising awareness of the issue of abuse and providing resources for those affected, we can help to put an end to this preventable tragedy.

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