I knew someone that was victim of domestic violence and the girl kept making excuses for her bruises and she now says that she thought things were going to get better. Reality was that things got worse, she ended up on the hospital. The cycle usually never stops. Victims of domestic violence need to feel comfortable to talk about it.
Domestic Violence affects people of all ages, races and social status, however statistics show that lacking financial knowledge and resources is the number one indicator of whether a domestic violence victim will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship.
Pass it on! Pass the Purple Purse: You can get involved and raise awareness for domestic violence by sharing virtual purple purses. For every purple purse passed through the end of October, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to YWCA. Passing the purple purse we can raise up to $350,000 for programs aimed to help domestic violence survivors and stop the cycle of abuse! All you need to do is visit www.PurplePurse.com and enter the purse code 0003 along with your zip code.