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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


One in 4 women in our community will fall victim to domestic violence this year alone according to information gathered by the Favor House of Escambia County.

The Favor House is a resource that offers services to help both male and females dealing with physical and mental abuse.

 35 percent of assault victims end up here and at other hospitals in our area because of their abusive partner.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It's time for the community to come together and build a movement towards safe and healthy relationships for all individuals and families. During this month in particular, the Favor House who helps domestic violence victims in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties focus's on outreach programs. They teach nurses and doctors how to look for certain signs of abuse. They also target programs at other members of the community like students who are more and more becoming victims of domestic abuse.

"We do provide the safe emergency shelter and the important thing is that all services are offered at no cost because economics is one thing that keeps them in a battering relationship," said Favor House executive director Sue Hand.