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Domestic Violence Shelter

Why It's Dangerous To Claim Domestic Violence 'Spikes' Over The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.13.2016 | Women

It’s a claim boldly asserted in local news stories each year: Domestic violence spikes during the holiday season. On the surface, the concept sounds...

Melissa Jeltsen

Why So Many Domestic Violence Survivors Don't Get Help -- Even When They Ask For It

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women

On Sept. 10, 2014, a woman arrived at a domestic violence program in Nevada desperately seeking emergency shelter. She had been living in her car with...

Robin McGraw Gives Domestic Violence Shelter A Makeover

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Watch as Robin McGraw and her foundation, When Georgia Smiled, give Jenesse Center, a domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles that provi...

I'm So Glad This Animal Welfare Group Is Donating Children's Books to Domestic Violence Shelters

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

The other day I heard some news that made my heart do a happy dance: the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently donated picture books about pets to children in over 600 domestic violence shelters across the U.S.

Let's Discuss Pets During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Studies show as many as 48 percent of people in abusive situations stay out of concern for their pets' safety, and more than 70 percent of pet owners entering shelters report their batterer had threatened, injured or killed their pets. But despite this issue, most domestic violence shelters only take humans -- no pets are allowed.

Inside A Domestic Violence Shelter

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Robin McGraw brings cameras inside Laura's House, to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Biden: Shelter Brings 'Hope' To Abused Women

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden helped celebrate the groundbreaking of a domestic violence shelter in Chicago on Monday -- the city's first new shelter for a...

Giving Domestic Violence Victims A Chance To Thrive

Laura Finley | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Laura Finley

"If I had been any weaker than I am I would have probably committed suicide after talking to the person on the hotline." No human being should feel s...