Dingell, Local Organizations to Launch Regional Coalition to End Domestic Violence
DEARBORN, MI – As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) is bringing together local domestic violence organizations, health care providers, resource centers, advocacy groups, law enforcement and elected officials tomorrow, October 18th at 9 a.m. to launch a new coalition aimed at ending domestic violence in our communities and addressing other issues impacting women. The event will combine diverse voices and perspectives to discuss how local organizations can join forces and work together to prevent domestic violence and better support survivors.
Domestic violence impacts people of all ages, races and backgrounds. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. Women between the ages of 18 and 24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner, and according to Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1 in 3 teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, slapped, choked, or physically hurt by his/her partner.
Congresswoman Dingell will continue to meet with the coalition to address domestic violence and other issues impacting women in southeast Michigan.
TOMORROW: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
WHAT: Dingell, local organizations to launch regional coalition to end domestic violence
WHEN: 9 a.m., Wednesday, October 18; participants will hold an informal press avail at 10:15 a.m.
WHO: Rep. Debbie Dingell
Barbara Niess-May, Executive Director, SafeHouse Center
Ilene Hogan, Interim CEO, First Step
Sharon Burnett, Director, Nurse-Family Partnership
Daniel Kelly, Executive Director, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Shareia Carter, Director, University of Michigan-Dearborn Women’s Resource Center
Catherine McClary, Board Member, The Women’s Center
Laura De Palma, Gender Equity Organizer, Michigan United
Kathy Wyatt, Executive Analyst/Assistant to the Sheriff, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office
WHERE: SafeHouse Educational Center, 4100 Clark Road, Ann Arbor, MI