Social Sizzle: Runway event to end domestic abuse

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Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOOD TV)-Safe Haven Ministries works to end domestic abuse, and provide safety and support for those in our community who have been affected. The numbers in West Michigan are alarming, so community supporters stepped out on the runway to fight for the cause.

According to the National coalition against domestic violence-1 in 5 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year and 90 percent of these children are eye witnesses to the violence.

Click the video above to watch women stepping out on the runway for the cause.

 

FAST FACTS:

In 2016 Safe Haven ministries served 577 people

431 of those served were women and 46 were children

Last year alone, 2,114 calls were made to the Safe Haven hotline

GET INVOLVED:

Safe Haven Ministries is always in need of community support to sustain their services. Below is a list of wish list items you can donate. All wish list and food donations can be dropped off at Safe Haven Ministries’ non-residential location:

Safe Haven Ministries
3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd Suite 335,
Grand Rapids, MI 49546, (616) 452-6664.

Here’s how a monetary donation can make a difference….

$25

Covers the cost of supplies for one teen dating violence prevention presentation.

$50

Helps us provide basic necessities for one family in shelter.

$100

Covers the cost of safety planning session and supportive counseling for one woman.

$250

Funds case management (assistance with employment, housing, and transportation) for one woman in shelter.

$500

Funds a week of shelter for one family.