Ada County Declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Ada County leaders have declared October, "Domestic Violence Awareness Month."
Domestic abuse is a big issue in Ada County. Statistically, paramedics respond to at least one battery call every day.
The hope is that October will be a month full of raising awareness, educating our community and having public conversations about domestic violence. It doesn't mean that we should only focus our efforts during one month out of a year, but that it will reach more people that can help make a difference.
The statistics alone are hard to swallow. One in three women and one in four men in the U.S. have experienced some form of domestic violence.
For more information on domestic violence and how to get help, click HERE.