For more than 35 years, WRAP (Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program) has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through contributions of money, donations and time. .
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'Fight for yourself; Fight for your kids': Four victims of domestic violence share stories of how they got help
Domestic abuse is an act of physical, sexual or emotional abuse between any two people. In the fiscal year that ended on June 30, more than 1,660 women and men in 14 West TN counties were helped by the Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program through the organization's hotline, shelter and outreach services. Many of them are victims who have lived in abusive situations for years.
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Christmas is almost here! For many of us, Christmas is a time of joy and family gatherings. Christmas is gifts under trees, cards in the mail, logs in the fireplace, the Nutcracker and the Messiah, church plays and celebrations, and food and family and friends.
For some of us, though, Christmas is a time of sorrow and pain because we have no money for gifts or food, or we have been separated from a loved one, or we are suffering abuse at home and are forced to leave to seek refuge. In October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I had the privilege of meeting one of those refugees. To protect her identity, I’ll call her Jenny.
Not too long ago, Jenny and her two children were among the thousands in America who are forced to leave their home each year because of domestic abuse. They spent Christmas at WRAP House Jackson, a safe home for adult and child survivors of domestic violence. Frightened and traumatized when they arrived, Jenny told me that she and her children had been warmly welcomed by WRAP staff, who made sure she and her children had the food, clothing and the personal items they needed.
Chanthusus column: Christmas a time of compassion for those in need