The Sojourner Center has been helping women and children in the Valley who are victims of domestic violence for 35 years.
One in four women and one in thirteen men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. With the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Sojourner Center for women and children want to bring attention to the problem of domestic violence.
“One of the misconceptions is that it does only happen in poor families or it only happens in certain socioeconomic stratas or certain races and it’s not the case,” says Connie Phillips, Executive Director of The Sojourner Center. “It does happen to all socioeconomic stratas, to all areas of the Valley.”
Phillips says many times people don’t understand why a women just doesn’t leave the abusive relationship. She says it’s a process of healing and rethinking about who they are and it’s more than just getting a job and their own apartment.
Many times it can be dangerous to leave the relationship and the Sojourner Center can help.
For more information or to get help you can call the Sojourner Crisis Hotline anytime, day or night at (602)244-0089 or (602) 889-1610 TDD
Or click here to access the Sojourner Center Website.
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