1 in 4 women experience Domestic Violence in their lifetime

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Staffordshire Women’s Aid has been in operation since 1976 and offers specialist support, empowering victims/survivors to change their lives and plan for safer, healthier and independent futures. They are accessible 24 hours a day, every day, providing support and safe accommodation in the community and combat abuse through awareness raising, research and education.

Last year Staffordshire Women’s Aid responded to nearly 6,000 helpline calls, accommodated 90 women and over 150 children in refuges. Over 600 women accessed their community outreach specialist support for advice on housing, criminal and civil law, safety in addition to emotional support and counseling. Over 200 children and young people also accessed specialist support.

They can’t do this without support though. Supporting them helps to save lives, create safer futures for the women and children in our communities. This support makes a real difference to local people and their children living with, fleeing or recovering from the impact of domestic violence in…

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About FACE MY ABUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMUNITY AWARENESS GROUP

FACE MY ABUSE "FMA" founded in 2006 by Jacqueline Rowe - Mother, Author, Mentor and Philanthropist, is established to address domestic violence against women and girls by increasing awareness, promoting effective policies and implementing potent strategies for prevention and intervention. "FMA's" mission is to advance the health, education and security of women and girls the world over with a focus on building healthy sustainable relationships defying domestic violence and its impact on not only the victim but by extension the family as a whole transcending the community. As a platform of refuge and support, "FMA" outreach program creates safe spaces for survivors and their families to stand in solidarity and heal through shared experience releasing all pains, self doubt and baggages internalized as a result of being abused. Ms. Rowe, guided by her purpose and experience, recognizes the importance of encouraging communities to lend their voices to persons who have not yet found theirs. She believes that communities have a responsibility to be their neighbor's keeper and upon identification of abuse, it is imperative to become a fort in the transformation from victim to survivor averting burdens such as guilt and shame. Via her life coaching workshops, Jacqueline shares with victims, the tools necessary to develop the confidence needed in acknowledging their worth, building self confidence and exhibiting the life intended. To promote reach, she incorporates third party resources geared towards demonstrating alternatives and providing positive influences. Currently, "FMA" is actively seeking opportunities to align with community leaders who are advocates of domestic violence as well as entities whose corporate responsibility reflects "FMA's" mission. Jacqueline states that "I may not be where I should be but I'm where I need to be - still a student of life".

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