Sunday, February 8, 2015

Abuse is Happening...

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States - more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year [source] and it is happening in your area too.

Abuse is Happening...

I live in rural North Dakota in Ransom County. The local Abuse Resource Network (ARN) in my area had almost 12 new victims already in 2015. That is almost a dozen people that I probably see every day, or I know their kids, or husband, or wife or family. And these were NEW victims - ARN had never been in contact with these victims before and in the first 38 days of 2015 they were presented with these new cases.

Abuse is Happening…

ARN provides the following services to all of Ransom County and Sargent County in North Dakota:
* Advocacy
* Safe Housing
* Supportive Volunteers
* Emergency Transportation
* Child care on a limited basis
They also believe education is the best method of prevention and provide different community education opportunities.

Abuse is Happening…

As much as I wish that ARN wasn't needed in my area or your area Abuse is Happening and in order for my local Abuse Resource Network to help and protect people of Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse and Sexual Abuse they need donations. This Wednesday (February 11th) they have their 14th Annual Silent Auction and Bidding is available through their Facebook Page

If you happen to be from Ransom or Sargent county and are in need of ARN their address is:
409 Forest St, Lisbon, ND (basement of the Library) and phone # 701.683.5061

Abuse is Happening… Let's Put An End To It

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