Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mercy Academy Senior Model | 2013 | Fight against Domestic Violence

Meet Devan - Class of 2013 Senior at Mercy Academy

 
Devan and a few of her classmates are doing a senior project that they would like to ask your help with.

Devan Bramer, Jess Cowles, Katie Comstock, Kelsey Henry, and Courtney Anderson ages 17 to 18 years old, are all working together to get a bill passed through the capitol and are trying to lobby against domestic violence.

Domestic Violence is important to these girls because every single one of them has someone in their life who has been affected by domestic violence. A loved one who has been physically or verbally abused but was too scared to seek help.

These awesome girls want to CHANGE that!! They want to be an advocate for people who are currently in such a devastating situation, to show them that there is ALWAYS a way out and that "LOVE SHOULD NOT HURT"!


The Truth on Domestic Violence|

Here are a few statistics you should know:

  • about 44% of rape victims are under age 18.

  • almost 1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner?

  • 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted on a college campus.

  • 1 in 3 women in the state of Kentucky will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.


ONE in THREE!

Think about that... think of 2 of your closest friends... now think that one of the three of you will experience this horrific situation for yourself and be a victim of domestic violence!

There is something you can do to help! Raise Awareness...

These girls are volunteering at the Center for Women and Families to raise money! These funds will go toward renovating a room at the facility so they can make it a better place for abused families who have to stay there. 

You can help by liking the Fight Against Domestic Violence Facebook Page join and help spread awareness about domestic violence!

Through this page you will be informed on how the project is developing, the different fundraisers you can take part in and other ways you can get involved.

The first step is to like this page!

Now go to Facebook and "LIKE"!



DO YOU NEED HELP?


24 Hour Toll-free Crisis Line: (877) 803-7577

If you or someone you love has experienced intimate partner abuse or sexual assault, specially trained crisis counselors are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Center for Women and Families offers services to all survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Clients include men, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in addition to women and dependent children.





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