Domestic violence awareness month: ‘Hoping, Helping, Healing’

Published 4:37 pm Friday, October 21, 2011

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Steps to HOPE in observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Real healing can be a lengthy and uncomfortable process. We must first address and heal that within us which formed, attracted or manifested the condition in the first place.
With surgery or a long term illness we know that we need time, proper treatment and care in order to become whole and sound again.
The same holds true for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who not only need physical healing but tremendous emotional healing for restoration of self, a process that can be long and painful. Healing for abusers is also essential if they are to become free of the emotional state that causes them to batter.
Steps to HOPE provides victims of domestic violence and sexual assault safe shelter and resources to help them begin a new life free from abuse.
Steps to HOPE offer the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, which helps both men and women learn proper skills to deal with anger. Call 828-894-2340 if Steps to HOPE can help you or someone you know get on the right path to healing.
– article submitted by Cherie Wright

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