Local organizations receive $55K to help victims of domestic violence

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Did you also know that almost 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S.?

Community members gathered in Coburn Park to raise awareness of the programs available to help those in abusive relationships.

In the simplest terms, domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. So, it is important that we know red-flag warning signs of abuse and what to do if we recognize that it is happening.

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New Hope outlines what is considered abuse and domestic violence on their Grant County page. Understanding what domestic violence is and that it can happen to any race, religion, gender or economic status is the first step of awareness. We can help you with counseling, housing and resources to keep you and your loved ones safe.

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In Virginia, a total of 1,575 victims were served in one day during 2016, according to Taeshae Traynham, domestic violence sexual assault case manager for Tri-County Community Action Agency.

Wichita City Attorney Jennifer Magaña says so far this year, five homicides in Wichita have risen from domestic violence, and police have responded to almost 6,000 calls for domestic-violence crimes, ranging from batteries, to assaults, threats, and property damage.

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The Young Woman's Christian Association, located in Binghamton, will use the money to provide shelter and counseling to those affected by domestic violence. Rise also works to eliminate violence through education for youth and our community.

The organization has a number of services that are free and confidential to all victims of any crime.

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