Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have suffered from domestic violence by an intimate partner.
All people deserve to feel safe with loved ones and in all aspects of their lives.
To highlight the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse and to support those who have been negatively affected, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners declared October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Douglas County. This action took place during the October 18th Commission meeting with S.H.A.R.E. House Executive Director Teresa Smith reading the Proclamation.
The S.H.A.R.E. House was noted as being in the forefront of the battle in Douglas County against domestic violence, and its efforts to honor and remember those who have lost their lives due to abuse.
The Commissioners requested all citizens to take the opportunity to educate themselves about the impact of domestic violence, to become familiar with resources and programs available, and to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions by reporting to law enforcement all criminally abusive actions towards themselves, family members, and friends.