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Violence Faced by Immigrant Survivors

Although domestic violence occurs in every race, religion, gender, and socioeconomic status, immigrant survivors have a unique experience. They often experience higher rates of domestic violence than U.S. citizens because in many of their home countries this violence...

The Power of Support: Upcoming Support Groups

The Power of Support: Upcoming Support Groups

Abuse and violence can have long-lasting effects on a survivor and affect their daily life even after the abuser is no longer in the picture. Just like physical wounds, psychological and emotional wounds need to be taken care of or healing cannot happen. Support...

The Power of Support

The Power of Support

Escaping a violent or abusive partner is a monumental step toward a better, healthier life, but it is hardly the last step a survivor will take. Violence can have long-lasting effects on a survivor and affect their daily life even after the abuser is no longer in the...

Abuse Later in Life: Red Flags

Abuse later in life can be difficult to spot because the signs of abuse can, unfortunately, sometimes be written off as symptoms of aging and dementia; symptoms like: bruising from bumping into things, increased worry, lack of coordination, or a startle response. The...

The Impact of Sexual Assault on Men

The Impact of Sexual Assault on Men

With the advent of the #MeToo Movement, the spotlight on the issue of sexual assault is brighter than ever. Yet when we think of men within the context of #MeToo, society tends to think of them as the perpetrators of this violence not the victims.              ...

My Volunteer Experience

My Volunteer Experience

During college, I did my best to use theatre as a tool for social justice and awareness; being involved with plays that dealt with issues that I felt needed to be addressed, specifically with sexual and domestic violence. After I graduated college with a Fine Arts...