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Family Resources’ SafePath Survivor Resources program to host Domestic Violence Awareness Month even

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September 25, 2017
DAVENPORT, Iowa  – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Family Resources’ SafePath Survivor Resources program is partnering with local schools, salons, and other community agencies to spread awareness.
 
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 17% of Iowa women are stalked during their lifetimes. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.  Abuse is 100% preventable and Family Resources wants survivors to know help is available. 
 
The SafePath program staff will be hosting several free lunch and learn events throughout the month. The schedule of events and locations can be found on the Family Resources website, www.famres.org/calendar. Staff and volunteers will also be visiting college and high school campuses during lunch periods to paint students’ pinky nails purple for domestic violence awareness. The public is encouraged to share a photo of their own painted pinky nail to social media using #FamResPurplePinkies and tag Family Resources to be entered to win a Family Resources swag bag.
 
For 24-hour free crisis line response, please call 866-921-3354. For more information on Family Resources services, visit www.famres.org.
 
About Family Resources, Inc.
Family Resources is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 1849 with a mission to strengthen children, families, and individuals by providing quality services that engage community resources to create effective solutions. Family Resources offers services in Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Henry, Jackson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott counties in Iowa, and Rock Island County in Illinois. For more information, please visit www.famres.org.
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