Domestic Abuse causes more injuries to women in the U.S. then car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Women are generally on the receiving end of domestic violence. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Women between the ages of 20 -24 are at the greatest risk of non-fatal violence. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner each year. Each day in America approximately 3 women are murdered by boyfriends or spouses.
October is Domestic Violence month, as their awareness Power of a Dream Sister Helping Sisters Ministries’ will be having a domestic violence workshop in partnership with Livingstone Baptist Church located at 288 Harter St., Barberton on October 19th. The workshop will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., a light lunch will be served. They are reaching out to the Barberton community up close and personal. This will be free to the public. Free will offering accepted.
The program will have the following individuals on the panel: Pastor Paul Watson – Pastor of Livingstone Baptist Church; David Siko – Summit County Probation Officer; Mona Golden – Author of “It’s Not Sarah’s Fault”; Battered Women’s Shelter; and Gregory Head Founder of MBS Martial Arts - Self-Defense Techniques. There will be testimonies by Barbara Watkins, Carla Mundy and Brian Ames.
Power of a Dream Sisters Helping Sisters Ministries mission is to create an awareness to nurture women, but not limited to men, spiritually, mentally, physically, educationally and emotionally by using their true life experiences to lead them from bondage to freedom. Brenda Justice is the Founding President.
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