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Domestic Violence is the Leading Cause of Injury to Women


Domestic Violence is the Leading Cause of Injury to Women

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women - more than car accidents, robbery and rapes combined.

Studies suggest than up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.

Every day, in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husband or boyfriend.

So what you can do to help?

If you know that domestic violence is actively occurring or witness it, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If a friend or loved one is a victim of domestic violence, assist them in reaching out to the numerous resources available in the Antelope Valley. Such as:

AV Domestic Violence Council Hotline (661) 723-7273
Child and Family Guidance Center (661) 265-8627
Design for Living Community Services (661) 874-4680
Two Lifestyles (661) 945-6736

Remember, if you see something, say something!

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