May 18, 2017, St. Petersburg, FL – It is shocking that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced domestic violence. It is tragic that those numbers dwarf the number who believe there is hope for a safer future. It is imperative that we let people know: wherever they are in the country, there is a domestic violence center dedicated to helping them live without the threat of domestic violence.
CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), the official domestic violence center for southern Pinellas County, Florida, has published a new brochure to spread the message of hope and possibility, and raise awareness of the services it provides. These services include its 24-hour hotline (727-895-4912), confidential shelter, empowerment-based advocacy, support groups, justice advocacy and Peacemakers Violence Prevention Program, among numerous other services.
CASA is asking for the community’s help in distributing 5,000 brochures within Pinellas County. Businesses can display them at their checkout counters or insert them into shoppers’ bags; medical professionals can provide them to their clients; offices can place them in their break rooms and HR offices; community organizations, schools and religious institutions can provide them to their members. Donors can help underwrite the printing costs for these and other awareness campaigns. Everyone can find a way to help.
If you would like to assist in CASA’s awareness campaign please contact its Development team at info@casa-stpete org or 727-895-4912 x124. To support the vital services CASA provides, donate online at www.casa-stpete.org/donate. Most importantly, to get confidential help for you or a loved one experiencing domestic violence, call CASA’s 24-hour hotline: 727-895-4912 (TTY:727-828-1269).