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The Grove Gives Back - Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence

Domestic violence remains an issue that affects women worldwide and oftentimes women feel shame and fear which keeps them from seeking help. We want to do our part by supporting these women who are being affected by domestic violence. 

Keep reading to learn about domestic violence and the impact it has on women, what women face when seeking help and the crucial role of support systems and having advocates to help break the cycle of abuse.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence includes a range of abusive behaviors that inclues physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. It effects women of all ages, races and backgrounds. These forms of violence can lead to depression, post-traumatic stress and other anxiety disorders, sleep difficulties, eating disorders, and suicide attempts. 

The Grove Gives Back

During the month of May, The Grove Spa will be matching contributions made to Hope House. Hope House is local to Kansas City and their mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing safe refuge and supportive services that educate and empower those impacted by domestic violence. Money donated will go towards purchasing medicine, eyeglasses and clothing for the women staying at Hope House.

The Facts

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated one in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, typically by an intimate partner. 42% of women who experience intimate partner violence report an injury as a consequence of this violence. A 2013 World Health analysis found that women who have experienced intimate partner violence were almost twice as likely to experience depression and problematic drinking.

Finding an Advocate

Women experiencing domestic violence need to find support and a safe place to go. Fortunately, there are many organizations and shelters dedicated to helping women in these situations. These organizations and advocates can offer emotional support, safety planning, and access to resources like legal aid, counseling, and temporary housing. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE) is available 24/7 to provide immediate assistance and connect women with local support services. 

Ready to make a donation? Click here. Wanting to learn more about Hope House? Click here.


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