LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Eighteen women in Arkansas were murdered in 2009 due to domestic violence, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Our state ranks 9th in the nation for domestic homicides.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Dorcas House in Little Rock reaches out to abused women and children of Central Arkansas with housing, counseling, daily chapel services and other programs to help change lives.
Those who are struggling with chemical dependency and other addictions, or domestic violence can find hope and support to break the shackles of their issues and begin to rebuild their lives.
To help fund this mission, Dorcas House is holding an art sale on their lawn Thursday, October 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. All the art work will be created by clients of Dorcas House.
THV's Ashley Blackstone spoke to Dorcas VanGilst, Director of Women's Ministries, about how this unique organization is helping end the circle of violence. Click on the THVideo!
If you or someone you know needs help, then please call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233); and she will be directed to the appropriate shelter or safe house.