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Thursday, October 17, 2019

In the United States, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime (Source: NCADV.org).  With such high statistics, you have likely had a loved one experience violence, whether or not you were aware of their experience.  If they… Continue Reading What can YOU do?

Ending sexual assault: It’s up to you

Monday, September 10, 2018

By Mary Kate Andris, YWCA South Hampton Roads President and CEO April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – an opportunity to create community action to end this societal scourge. Nationally, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds, according to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). On average, 68 percent of… Continue Reading Ending sexual assault: It’s up to you

How to Recognize Signs of Abuse

Friday, September 7, 2018

How to Recognize Signs of Abuse Recognizing an abusive relationship can be difficult; especially when you are involved with an abusive partner. Abuse can look very different from one relationship to the next, but it’s likely to leave you feeling the same way. When you are in an abusive relationship, you may feel scared or… Continue Reading How to Recognize Signs of Abuse