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Heroes Fighting Domestic Violence

  • 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

  • Teaching Kids to Be Brave

    Teaching Kids to Be Brave

    Following the murder of her friend, Project BRAVE founder wants domestic violence education to start earlier | When you’re lucky enough to live near your friends, you... read more

  • Yoga Instructor Brings Healing to One Shelter

    Yoga Instructor Brings Healing to One Shelter

    Free classes offered for survivors, staff and volunteers | Yoga instructor Ashleigh Gurtler knows the power of a good downward dog. The 30-year-old from New York Ci... read more

  • Growing a Better Life

    Growing a Better Life

    GreenHouse17 helps survivors find their independence again, one harvest at a time | GreenHouse17 is a domestic violence shelter in Kentucky with a twist. In additio... read more

  • Girls Fight Back

    Girls Fight Back

    Self-defense is about much more than physical moves, says one group | In 2001, 21-year-old college student Shannon McNamara was brutally raped and killed during a v... read more

  • Positioned to Help

    Positioned to Help

    Cut It Out teaches salon professionals how to recognize signs of domestic violence | Brigid Cox, 55, grew up as one of 13 children in what she calls a strictly disc... read more

  • Survivors Shop Free

    Survivors Shop Free

    Ohio thrift store helps survivors of domestic abuse get a fresh start | When a domestic violence survivor decides to leave their abuser, furnishing his or her new h... read more

  • Movers Help Domestic Violence Survivors Get Out

    Movers Help Domestic Violence Survivors Get Out

    Meathead Movers has done the heavy lifting for 300 survivors free of charge | Brothers Aaron and Evan Steed founded Meathead Movers in 1997 in Southern California w... read more

  • Free Tattoos for Survivors

    Free Tattoos for Survivors

    Tattoo artist uses her talent to cover scars for survivors of abuse | Brazilian tattoo artist Flavia Carvalho is turning trauma into art by offering her inking skil... read more

  • I Helped Open One of the First Women's Shelters

    I Helped Open One of the First Women's Shelters

    What’s gotten better, worse since the movement to end domestic violence began in the ‘70s | In October 1974 in St. Paul, Minn., Women’s Advocates, Inc., opened the do... read more

  • When Georgia Smiled

    When Georgia Smiled

    Robin McGraw talks to about her foundation | You may know Robin McGraw as the tough-love, advice-giving, right-hand-woman of Phil McGraw, of Dr. ... read more

  • Stylist to the Survivors

    Stylist to the Survivors

    Celeb stylist Sam Russell knows confidence can be found through clothes | Celebrity stylist Sam Russell is often bestowed with designer fashions us mere mortals are ra... read more