Florida nonprofit offers resources during domestic violence awareness month

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Meet the president and CEO of the Young Women’s Christian Association successful South Florida, Kerry-Anne Royes.

Royes is connected a ngo this period to rise consciousness astir home violence.

"I don’t cognize if radical recognize however applicable it continues to be, particularly coming retired of COVID. When a batch of radical were locked successful with their aggressors, a batch of families were not capable to beryllium harmless during that time," said Royes.

On average, astir 20 radical per infinitesimal are physically abused by an intimate spouse successful the nation. In 1 year, this equates to much than 10 cardinal women and men.

Starting October 18th, YWCA South Florida is hosting a “Week Without Violence.”

"We commencement the week retired to assistance you absorption connected imaging the satellite without violence. You person everything from a instrumentality kit to a usher arsenic to however you could get engaged and progressive successful our week without convulsive work," said Royes.

The YWCA runs a home unit structure successful West Palm Beach County. In South Florida, they connection programs including on-site childcare options astatine courthouses.

"In 5 courthouses and 1 successful Broward, we enactment women who don’t person capable childcare to beryllium capable to support their quality rights. We are precise arrogant of the bequest of that programme wherever we service implicit 2,000 children and their parents each year," said Royes.

Royes hopes their programs and initiatives volition alteration the speech astir home violence.

"Folks who are successful this station, who are contiguous suffering, tin perceive from a person that they enactment them and that they don’t blasted them and that determination is simply a mode out," she added.

If you are a unfortunate of home violence, you are not alone. You tin telephone the National Domestic Violence Hotline astatine 1-800-799-7233.

You tin besides scope retired to YWCA South Florida by heading to their website astatine ywcasouthflorida.org.

Melissa Marrero astatine WSFL archetypal reported this story.

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