Local Non-Profit Takes a Community-Driven Approach to Domestic Violence at Day-Long Event

Detroit, MI, December 08, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Self-defense classes, survivor stories and community activation workshops incorporated into the “Combat Domestic Violence as a Community” event Saturday, December 10th at the Detroit Recovery Project.

It is no question that domestic violence stands as one of the most pervasive social issues in the United States. One in three women have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Domestic violence also accounts for over 15 percent of all violent crime.

Michigan has experienced an even more severe problem in this area. In 2009, 103,331 incidents of domestic violence were reported statewide. Some improvements have been made since then by organizations such as the YWCA Interim House Detroit and Haven.

Students of Gratitude Training (based in Florida) have discovered that community-centric approaches deliver a more lasting impact. They banded together with domestic violence survivors, law enforcement, and a myriad of influential people across the city to organize a day-long event to pull in previously unreached victims, families of victims and community leaders.

“Combat Domestic Violence as a Community” will include self-defense classes, communication workshops and presentations from survivors of domestic violence.

Event organizer, Nicole Beverly, LMSW, SSW, CBIS, reinforced this message, "As a victim of domestic violence the thing that helped me the most was hearing the stories of survivors who had escaped their abusers because it gave me hope in a time of darkness. As a survivor of domestic violence the most important thing for me to do is to share my story with victims and offer them help and hope that they to can find their way out of the darkness of abuse."

This transformative experience will be held at the Detroit Recovery Project, 1145 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48208.

The event runs from 10am - 4pm. Light breakfast and lunch will be included for all participants.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit: www.missiondomesticpeace.com

Press Contact: Tina Hawco, ml4detroit@gmail.com
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