October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Avant Synergy has teamed up with Domestic Abuse Legal Advocacy Center, PSC to raise funds, and create awareness in October 2016! Our goal is to raise $1200.00 or more, initiated by team members and colleagues of Avant Synergy, and to top this all off, Avant Synergy will match up to $250.00 in donations!
According to a statistic from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.” Another disturbing number is that 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide was murdered by her current or former partner.
The Domestic Abuse Legal Advocacy Center was founded in January of 2016 by attorneys Evon M. Spangler and Rachel T. Schromen. It is an organization which offers free legal clinics to victims and survivors of domestic violence at shelters throughout Minnesota. The most common areas addressed are orders for protections/harassment restraining orders, landlord-tenant law, eviction expungements, child custody and divorce.
Currently, the center is 100% volunteer ran. However, as need grows it is imperative that they are able to hire on staff as soon as possible. To help contribute to this great cause, please consider donating any time from now through the month of October 2016. You can also help by sharing this information with your network.
Contact us online at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 861-3787
Sarah Krotz – Engagement and Operations Director