October's Domestic Violence Awareness month is a way to educate and connect in our community around the efforts to end domestic violence.
For more information on local events, find Jackson County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence on Facebook at facebook.com/JCoDVAM.
Also, WESO supports our local Community Works - Dunn House Shelter which provides a safe refuge and support services for women and children to help them escape from domestic or sexual abuse, stalking, trafficking and date violence. Adults with or without children who are in fear from their intimate partner or family member may need to stay in a safe place while figuring out a longer term plan for safety, or have time to rest and learn about options.
Dunn House Shelter is a large home where several families reside. Food, clothing, and personal care items are provided and the services are free and confidential. Children at Dunn House Shelter have a safe place to play, to spend time with their mothers and to be involved in age appropriate activities. Advocates work with families to provide information, referrals to community services, and needed support.
To find out more and make a donation, go to Community Works - Dunn House Shelter.