Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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October 22, 2013

Safe Passage: Say 'no more' to domestic violence

Safe Passage leaders are working to raise awareness “about the frightening reality that one in four families experiences domestic violence, regardless of income, education, religion, age or any other factor,” noted executive director Jane Yorn.

In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, officials are hosting a No More Purple Ribbon Campaign in the five counties the Batesville-based nonprofit serves – Franklin, Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland. Purple ribbons are being displayed during October on both city-owned properties and near businesses that are partnering with the organization to say “no more” to violence.

Yorn shared, “Safe Passage helped a record number of victims create new lives of safety, self-sufficiency and hope last year. Our resources support individuals and families in every neighborhood, business, school and church. “

How full is the center now? She answered, “We have been at capacity, many times with a waiting list, for most of the past five months. To give you an idea of how busy we are, just in the past 30 days, we have had 35 different individuals in shelter!”

The 2012-13 Service Summary shows Safe Passage sheltered 156 clients (an 18 percent increase over the year before) and aided an additional 105 who didn’t need shelter, but outreach support services. “Both our shelter and outreach services have been running at or near capacity for many months,” the director said.

The number of adults and children served through all resources (residential shelter, outreach services and the crisis helpline) was 723. Ninety-five children lived in the shelter with an average stay of 28 days.

“We provided 401 area teens with dating violence programs and provided 134 community education and training programs for more than 3,200 area residents,” Yorn added.

Over the past 16 years, Safe Passage has assisted thousands of victims of domestic violence through advocacy, confidential emergency housing, comprehensive case management, counseling and other direct services and support. Outreach programming provides education and training to law enforcement, professional and community groups as well as teen dating violence programs for any southeast Indiana school.

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