Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We were live at Remedies Renewing Lives this morning, where they offer critical services to those in search of help.

With thirty percent of violent crime calls being domestic related, services like what remedies has to offer is even more crucial than ever.

Karen Gill, VP of Remedies spoke about the increase in domestic violence cases this year alone, with an alarming statistic of an incident occurring every 84 minutes in the Rockford area. The city is continuing to find ways to remedy this and bring those numbers down.

Later today, an announcement will be made about a grant going towards this epidemic.

For those who are dealing with domestic violence, you can visit www.remediesrenewinglives.org or call its 24-hour hotline at 815-962-6102.

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