National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Unstoppable You Ministries is in the trenches shining a light in the dark places.
Intimate partner abuse (IPV) knows no boundaries. According to the Center for Disease Control, on average, nearly 20 people experience physical abuse by an intimate partner every minute in the United States. What's even more heartbreaking is that 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence each year and 90% of these children are eye witnesses to the violence.
One of the ways UYM is making a difference to bring awareness to intimate partner abuse is through our free virtual events. On October 3rd, we will host the Unstoppable You Virtual Paint Party Fundraiser. This will be a fun and safe way to be creative while supporting a worthy cause. We are very excited to have collaborated with the Founder and CEO of Thrive, Juliet Sharrow, Thrive is an amazing Christian nonprofit domestic violence ministry in Hanover, PA. The money we raised helped sponsor 11 paint kits for women who attend Thrive's support group. What better way to boost the morale of those who are trying to heal from the intimate partner abuse they experienced. We want all participants to know they are fearfully and wonderfully made children of God.
UYM will also host the 2nd Annual Unstoppable You H.E.A.R.T. Virtual Panel Discussion on Saturday, October 24th from 11am to 1pm via Zoom. This comprehensive panel discussion is to provide awareness and supportive resources to improve healthy relationships while educating the audience on the reality of domestic violence. Topics include: the impact of intimate partner abuse on families, legal resources, survivor testimonials, victim's advocacy, and mental health resources. There will also be a Q&A with guest panelists: Lisa Council, Founder & CEO of I Am Lynda's Voice; Lori Campbell, Ret. U.S. Navy Veteran and Victim's Advocate; Jennifer Morton, Esquire, Delaware Technical Community College Dept. Chair of Legal Studies; Kathleen Starks, LMSW, Inner Pathfinder Coach; Michael and Pamela Delaney, and Jamika Lewis. This virtual event is free to the public and appropriate for ages 12 years old and up.
Will you stand with Unstoppable You Ministries to bring awareness to this horrible nightmare millions of people face around the world? It is time to stand strong, speak up, and speak out! Through the month of October, if you wear purple, please take a picture and tag Unstoppable You Ministries, Inc. Include #standstrong #speakup #speakout #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth #unstoppableyouministries #nomoreliveslost #intimatepartnerabuseawareness.
You can make a difference! We believe everyone plays an active role, whether it's by liking and sharing our posts, subscribing to our social media platforms, praying for us, and/or spreading the word about our events.
If you are interested in doing more, there are many ways to donate, whether monetarily and/or volunteering your time. To learn more about our organization and visit our website click here.
“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”
– Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)