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Heroes Fighting Domestic Violence

  • She's Giving Survivors a Lift

    She's Giving Survivors a Lift

    In two years, one woman has organized the donation of more than 150,000 bras to women in need around the world | Dana Marlowe says she “accidentally” founded her no... read more

  • Purple Benches Honor Domestic Violence Victims

    Purple Benches Honor Domestic Violence Victims

    In Canada, Barb’s Benches memorialize women killed by their partners | In Nova Scotia, purple benches located in public places serve a dual role—they honor the memo... read more

  • Breaking the Cycle of Teen Dating Violence

    Breaking the Cycle of Teen Dating Violence

    A couple aims to raise awareness of dating violence after their teenage daughter is murdered | In late 2006, Phoenix, Ariz., high school student Kaitlyn Marie Sudbe... read more

  • RedRover Sends Heroes Right Over

    RedRover Sends Heroes Right Over

    One nonprofit hopes to fund a pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in every state | Think of them as the Red Cross for animals, says Nicole Forsyth, President and... read more

  • A Day in the Life of an Advocate

    A Day in the Life of an Advocate

    After 16 years, the hardest part of the work is not seeing change | Case worker and court advocate Lisa Rahiem, shared with us what a typical day in her life was like... read more

  • Can I Kiss You?

    Can I Kiss You?

    One author says consent should be given for every single intimate moment | It seems women, especially young women, are constantly inundated with “tips” on how to... read more

  • An Investment in Independence

    An Investment in Independence

    The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program helps survivors find success through education | Money can’t buy happiness. But when generous financial assistance come... read more

  • Mary Kay Isn't Looking Away

    Mary Kay Isn't Looking Away

    Cosmetics company’s campaigns aimed at raising domestic violence awareness | Domestic violence isn’t pretty. So why would one of the nation’s largest cosmetic comp... read more

  • Training to Spot Abuse

    Training to Spot Abuse

    New Illinois law makes domestic violence awareness part of beauty professionals’ education | A new law that went into effect Jan. 1 requires licensed beauty profess... read more

  • Creating a Gratitude Movement

    Creating a Gratitude Movement

    Survivor of childhood domestic violence wants to spread awareness through music, and send a message to the NFL | Terry Josiah Sharpe’s mission as a military police ... read more

  • She's Doing It Her Way

    She's Doing It Her Way

    An advocate branches out on her own to try and help survivors connect the dots | As an advocate for 17 years at her local domestic violence crisis center, Kathy Jon... read more

  • Dogs Who Love Unconditionally

    Dogs Who Love Unconditionally

    Furry ‘therapists’ help adult and child survivors of DV open up | When children become the collateral damage of domestic violence in the home, their emotional scars... read more

  • Letting the Art Do the Healing

    Letting the Art Do the Healing

    Workshops help survivors get their trauma out through creativity | Artist and survivor Cathy Salser always knew she wanted to use her art to make a difference. So, for... read more

  • Flying the Survivor Skies

    Flying the Survivor Skies

    Angel Flight West helps relocate victims of abuse, free of charge | Escaping from an abuser sometimes means moving into a shelter a few miles away. Other time... read more

  • Free Smiles in Canada

    Free Smiles in Canada

    Dentist starts nonprofit to honor the brother who taught her how to make a difference | Dr. Tina Meisami remembers one of her patients, a woman who was so badly be... read more