HAMPTON, VA. (WAVY) – It’s the last day of the month of women’s history, but it can be the start of a special collaboration between business owners.
Some Hampton entrepreneurs have come together to help other women in crisis.
Donors have dropped off multiple items at the Sharonda Banks womenswear boutique in downtown Hampton. Worn & home-spun, Things like toothpaste, toothbrush, soaps, lotions, feminine hygiene products, and more.
“Our goal was to lift a box, but we had such an outpouring from the church,” said Banks.
It is all support for women and families in crisis who are fleeing abusers.
“In general, our church is in need. We are in a pandemic, but our domestic violence and human trafficking survivors in particular are on the rise of homelessness and homelessness, ”said Jasmine Nelson, who is with Transitions Family Violence Services.
Katina Bailey owns KB’s FitClub studio for women in Hampton. She also participated in the effort.
“The reason I’m passionate about it is because I’m a single mom first and foremost. So I really understand what it is like to be brave to get out of a toxic situation, ”she said.
Bailey and Banks, as well as their third partner, Leasa Swittenberg and the Health and Health Center for Family Behavior, will continue these efforts through April 14.
They hope the supplies and cash are more than Transitions customers will ever need
“Transitions is extremely grateful,” said Nelson.
10 On Your Side has compiled a list of local and national resources that residents can use to combat and prevent domestic violence and child abuse.
In the United States, approximately one in four women and almost one in ten men has experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), including sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Domestic Violence Prevention Resources
10 On Your Side is committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence in Hampton Roads.
Here is a shortcut to any local groups or agencies that we have highlighted. The site also shares testimonials from survivors.
Here are some local and national resources for victims in need of help.
Crossings Family Violence Services in Hampton
YWCA South Hampton Roads in Norfolk
Avalon Center in Williamsburg
- Phone: 757-258-5022
- Offers temporary accommodation, emergency accommodation, youth welfare, legal advice and advice.
- 24-hour crisis hotline: 757-258-5051
Samaritan House Inc. in Virginia Beach
- Phone: 757-631-0710
- Provides advice, emergency shelter and security planning.
- 24-hour crisis hotline 757-430-2120
YOUR haven in Portsmouth
- Phone: 757-485-1445
- Provides emergency services, court support, housing, employment, residential support.
- Hotline: 757-485-3384
National hotline for domestic violence: 1-800-799-7233
Virginia Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-838-8238
Approximately 11 million women and 5 million men who reported having experienced sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime said they first experienced these forms of violence before age 18.
At least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse or neglect in the past year, and in 2018 nearly 1,770 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States, according to the CDC.
Prevent Child Abuse America – Coronavirus Resources and Tips for Parents, Children, and Others.
Child abuse and neglect are serious problems that can have lasting harmful effects on victims. For more information on preventing child abuse and neglect, please visit the CDC resources or contact the national child abuse hotline at Childhelp at 1-800-422-4453 for help.
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