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It's not a private matter. It's a public disgrace.
77,540 cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking were reported in Tennessee during 2013.
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United Way is committed to strengthening families, so they achieve greater self-sufficiency. We want families to develop to their fullest potential, live safe and healthy lives, and contribute positively to society. The United Way of Maury County is a significant supporter of the Center of Hope. As the only agency in Maury County serving victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking, COH ensures that those seeking services are provided a holistic healing experience. UNITED - we ARE making a difference.
I believe in people and sometimes we forget that we are important. We can think sometimes that we deserve abuse. When raised in this environment, this may be all a person knows. Living if fear of abuse is not living. A person should never feel fear within their home either it be from a spouse or a parent/ caregiver. Sometimes people just need to know that they are loved and they can live a happy life. My motivations comes from knowing that maybe I can help just one person and make a difference.
The Center of Hope offers many different services such as offering food or clothing, but what I believe is most important is they offer counseling. This can help an individual see they are worthy to be treated with respect and they are loved.
It is NOT your fault. You are NOT alone. THERE IS HOPE.
Center of Hope was founded in 1989 shortly after the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence determined that there was a need for emergency shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence in Maury County.
Beginning as a grassroots movement in Columbia, Maury County’s largest city, Center of Hope first came about when the Columbia Business and Professional Women’s Association (BPW) teamed together with the Coalition to bring services to local victims of domestic violence.