It takes a community to stop the violence.
Domestic Violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Every minute, 24 people are affected by domestic violence. The Hope Center is a place for victims of domestic violence to go for safety. The Hope Center is located in Faribault, Minnesota. Their mission is simple: It wants to create zero tolerance for sexual and Domestic Violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education.
I’m Hailey Peters, an 8th grader at Shattuck, and I have worked with the Hope Center many times. My mom was friends with a woman named Margie Brown. Margie died as a result of domestic violence. She was pregnant at the time. Margie was a member of the Texas Army National Guard. Her husband was charged with two accounts of second degree murder; one for Margie, the other for the unborn baby girl, Olivia. There was a 5K honoring Margie and bringing awareness to domestic violence. All the proceeds from the 5K went to the Hope Center.
Last year I had made bookmarks to bring awareness to domestic violence. I worked the 5K several years. I also worked a booth trying to bring awareness to domestic violence. The Hope Center needs donations of gas cards, taxi, vouchers, grocery cards, toilet paper, Kleenex, Lysol cleaning supplies, garbage bags, and personal hygiene items. If you would like to donate in some other way, their website has more information.