One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. YWCA Greater Lafayette provided 8,205 nights of safe shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their children in 2017. Our trained volunteers and domestic violence staff answered 6,339 crisis calls through our domestic violence hotline, which is staffed 24 hours a day, every day. According to domestic violence lawyers in Dallas, domestic violence is an issue in our community and YWCA Greater Lafayette is on a mission to help as many individuals as possible break the cycle of violence and abuse.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so our October Network Luncheon will focus entirely on domestic abuse and what survivors need to break free. It doesn’t matter what race, financial status, gender, age or religion an individual belongs to; domestic violence can happen to ANYONE! Author Mira Cassidy will discuss the extreme pressure victims face within communities and their need for a strong support system.
The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 17 from 11:30 – 1 pm at YWCA Greater Lafayette. Registration is $15 to attend if you register by phone or in person ($18 to register online), and includes the cost of lunch and the presentation. Lunch will be catered by Two Guys Catering & Bakery. If you would like to register by phone, please call YWCA Front Desk at 765-742-0075.