October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Safespace Foundation along with their supporters wants to increase awareness and to educate everyone about the perils of domestic violence and the affect it has on families, children, the workplace and our communities at large. The statistics are astounding, the amount of people living in abusive circumstances continues to rise in startlingly disproportionate numbers. The cycle cannot be broken if the masses continue to remain silent. Join the conversation and learn how to help eradicate domestic violence from our communities. “As long as we continue to remain silent the circle of violence will remain unbroken,” said Jonathan Spikes, Founder and President of the Jonathan Spikes Foundation. “We must continue to lift our voices and support organizations, like Safespace, who provide services for a population that suffers in silence…without a voice, without hope.”
Cafeina Wynwood Lounge– 297 NW 23rd Street, Miami, Fl. 33127
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:30pm – 9:30pm
1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence at least once in her life
Every 9 seconds a woman is battered
Every 6 hours a woman is murdered by her husband or boyfriend
In 80% of domestic violence cases, children will witness the violence
Children growing up in domestic violent situations are 4 times more likely to become juvenile delinquents
Costs associated with healthcare from rape, assault, stalking or homicide from intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion annually.
25% of workplace problems such as absenteeism, low productivity, turnover and excessive use of medical benefits stem from domestic violence
Cost: FREE | A Donation of $35 is suggested
Media Contact: Karen Grey - 954.566.2712 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Contact: Jonathan Spikes – 305.772.8270 | email@example.com
This event is sponsored by: Genteman Jack's Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Socialmiami.com, Jonathan Spikes Foundation and Cafeina Wynwood Lounge.
Safespace Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children by managing thrift stores that earmark all the proceeds to benefit the victims. Safespace Foundation also facilitates Direct Relief funds to provide the victims, their children and survivors of domestic violence, with the assistance to relocate, pay their bills and rent, as well as to empower them to become independent and self-sufficient. Safespace Foundation Inc. serves as the Advisory Board to the Miami-Dade County Advocates for Victims program which operates two domestic violence emergency shelters, two transitional housing programs and an outreach component. To learn more about visit: http://safespacefoundation.org