October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For many, home is a place of warmth, comfort and love. It’s somewhere that you know you will be cared for and supported. But for millions of others, home is anything but a sanctuary. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. To report domestic violence, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or contact your local police department.  #CarlisleIowaPD