Though October ends today, issues of domestic violence happen year round. OKC YWCA posted new public service announcements on TYLER benches across OKC.
"It should disturb you" is the caption under the picture at 11th and Shartel, where a woman posts with a black eye, and all other descriptions were that nothing about her life would let others know she was at risk or in danger.
The Gaylord YWCA in Oklahoma City has a hub of service collection, from daycare and housing to counseling and accompaniment. http://www.ywca.org/site/c.cuIRJ7NTKrLaG/b.7515807/k.2737/YWCA__Eliminat... or call them at 948-1770.
Every 7-11 in Oklahoma City has information inside their stores, stashed atop the Transfund machine, full flyers about the program and small fold out cards. A peer noted that 7-11 is the great equalizer and is the perfect place to post for aid.
Holidays, NFL Superbowl Sunday and just prior to payday and payday are high risk times for increased domestic violence.
Take a risk and ask over dinner what those around you know about DV and about helping persons who struggle... either as the abuser or the survivor or children.
The national web page for the YWCA has various information and ways to learn more about relationship dynamics and alternatives.