Safe Haven Ministries is our Wee Difference charity for October, and Tara Aday talked to the Jojo Show about their mission and how you can help out. 

Tara spoke about the programs Safe Haven offers, including a 24-hour hotline, 452-6664, and a shelter for emergencies.

She also addressed what the recent incidents involving NFL running back Ray Rice and several other football players has meant about pushing domestic violence to the forefront. While uncertain whether it has increased the volume of hot line calls, Tara said it has definitely cause more people to talk openly about it, and that makes it easier for people who need help to seek it.

Tara also spoke of several ways listeners can help out, and that $50 goes a long way in helping house women and children in need of shelter.

Listen to the interview below -- and visit its website to find out how you can help.

In Michigan, one in three women will experience some form of domestic abuse in their lifetime.

About 15.5 million U.S. children live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year, and seven million children live in families in which severe partner violence occurred.

In addition to offering an emergency shelter for those in immediate need, Safe Haven offers support groups, case management and prevention and educational programs.

Safe Haven offers speakers if you’re interested in having someone talk to your group during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Safe Haven has many needs for its shelter, and you can help supply those by donating items on its wish list. They also accept cash donations. 

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Safe Haven is presenting A Journey In Their Shoes, an event designed to help participants begin to understand the issues and understand the barriers many women face in seeking help. The event is at Rockford Construction Company, 601 1st Street NW in Grand Rapids, at 6:30 p.m. Oct 29.

Safe Haven offers a 24-hour hotline for those who need help at (616) 452-6664.

Safe Haven Ministries' Tara Aday On Domestic Violence Awareness Month


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