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LACASA’s Purple Ribbon Campaign

You may have noticed purple ribbons on streetlamps throughout the county.

LACASA volunteers helped launch our Purple Ribbon Campaign by hanging bows in downtown Brighton and Howell to commemorate October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Each year, LACASA provides awareness and prevention programs in October to remember victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence.This also is a month when we celebrate the courage of survivors who are on a fragile journey of healing and recovery.

Please support the spirit our Purple Ribbon Campaign and make a contribution to LACASA during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Your donation could change the life of a survivor in need of help and hope.   

Domestic Violence Statistics

    • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined
    • Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States
    • At least 3 women are murdered everyday by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States
    • Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls said a boyfriend had threatened violence or self-harm following the breakup of their relationship
    • Up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually
    • Individuals who witnessed domestic violence as a child were twice as likely to abuse their own partners
    • Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs
    • The costs of intimate partner violence in the US alone exceed $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion are for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion
    • Around the world, at least 1 in every 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. 

Memorial display at LACASA’s October 2012 Candlelight Vigil

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