GENESEO, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2022 – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Livingston County is committed to providing its residents with resources and information to help end the cycle of abuse that many suffer.
First declared in 1989, Domestic Violence Awareness Month acknowledges domestic violence survivors and shines a light on the impacts of abuse throughout the nation.
Although there has been substantial progress in reducing domestic violence, an average of 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute in the United States – roughly 10 million victims annually. A significant portion of the nation’s population lives in daily fear within their own home. In addition, millions of children are exposed to the affects of domestic violence each year.
Domestic violence can be prevented. It requires a collective voice and the power of individuals, families, institutions and systems – each of whom can transform communities throughout the County and the nation.
If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, text or call the New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 or chat online at opdv.ny.gov 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.