Written by on May 21, 2024

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Break the Silence

Domestic violence isn’t just a trending topic for the month; it’s a serious issue that impacts countless lives daily. Here in Colorado, the numbers are alarming, showing just how critical it is to spread awareness and provide support to those affected.

The Reality in Colorado

Domestic violence, involving physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse by a partner, affects many. Here are some recent statistics:

  • In 2023, over 19,000 domestic violence-related calls were made to law enforcement in Colorado, according to the Colorado Domestic Violence 2023 Statistics Report .
  • One in three women and one in four men in Colorado will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
  • In 2023, Colorado saw 75 domestic violence-related deaths, highlighting the issue’s severity, according to the same report .

Why Awareness and Action Matter

Domestic violence impacts survivors’ physical and mental health, disrupts families, and has long-term societal effects. Raising awareness and providing resources is crucial, not just during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), but year-round.

Available Resources

If you or someone you love is in need, here are some essential Metro Area resources:

How You Can Help

Stopping domestic violence requires everyone’s effort. Here’s how you can contribute:

  • Educate yourself and others: Learn the signs of domestic violence and how to help.
  • Speak up: Offer support if you suspect someone is in an abusive situation.
  • Volunteer: Help out at local shelters and organizations.
  • Advocate: Support policies that protect survivors and hold abusers accountable.

Domestic violence is a critical issue that needs our ongoing attention. By raising awareness, offering resources, and supporting those affected, we can create a safer environment for everyone.

If you or someone you love needs help, reach out. Your safety and well-being are important.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

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