It’s Time for our annual October Domestic Violence Drive
With lockdowns and unemployment, many are restrained to home where there may already be violence, but now there is no relief by being able to leave. The stress of the pandemic and economic recession has added to the anger and fear driving up incidences of violence both in the home and on the streets. Supporting shelters, providing mental health support, and reaching out to those in danger is essential.
HealthLink Initiative is dedicated to relieving the strain of health and wellness costs for victims of abuse. One in every four women and one in every nine men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. The annual cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.8 billion each year, of which $5.8 billion is for health-related costs. This financial burden in addition to the emotional cost can be a limiting factor in making a change to a new and safer life.
HLI has held this annual event since 2014 and will continue to support this need to save lives.