Stories tagged with: domestic violence

December 30, 2009 - 5:38pm
6 years 34 weeks ago

Response Victim Assistance is celebrating a birthday.

It's been serving the community for 20 years and wanted to thank everyone for their support.

"Ideally, in a perfect world, it would be nice to have no violence, but at least our doors are open. Our agency is here to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, " says program manager Janie Malloy.

This time of year brings about more domestic violence cases.

"It's very stressful on a lot of...

October 23, 2009 - 5:08pm
6 years 43 weeks ago

City and state officials gathered with community members Friday at the Zanesville Country Club to help bring awareness to domestic violence.

Around 70 people attended Transitions Fundraising Luncheon. This is the 30th year Transitions has held the luncheon and last year it raised $5,000. The keynote speaker today is Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Stratton. She says it is important to break the cycle of domestic violence.

"I think everybody should get more...

October 15, 2009 - 7:22pm
6 years 44 weeks ago

October is National Domestic Violence Month, symbolized by the color purple. Recent statistics suggest one out of every four women is a victim of domestic violence.

Janie Malloy at Response Victim Assistance says women need to leave violent situations, but they need to take extra precautions.

"A woman needs to, if she is leaving a situation probably call law enforcement. They will escort her to a shelter, so we usually depend on law enforcement to somehow get to a...

October 13, 2009 - 5:19pm
6 years 45 weeks ago

Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung is also recognizing four non-profit groups in our area for their efforts in tackling both breast cancer and domestic violence.

Genesis Healthcare System received 50 thousand dollars for its work with breast cancer. The money will go toward the first nurse navigator that helps navigate medical and financial phases for women going through chemotherapy and other treaments.

Transitions Inc., located in Zanesville, received 20 thousand dollars...

October 13, 2009 - 5:11pm
6 years 45 weeks ago

Nearly one out of every four women and one out of ten men are a victim of some form of abuse.

And, according to Melissa Montgomery of Genesis Healthcare's Women and Children's Services, there is an increase in sexual assault and domestic violence within Muskingum County.

"We'd like to think we're immune from some of the big city crimes like assault, rape, domestic violence, but unfortunately we're not," said Montgomery. "Domestic violence...

October 5, 2009 - 9:24pm
6 years 46 weeks ago

A newly formed coalition is helping Muskingum County embrace hope.

The Domestic Violence Coaltion of Muskingum County held one of it's first events this evening, "Domestic Violence: Embracing Hope" to raise awareness about different kinds of abuse between family and friends.

"We like things that we can measure, so things like black eyes and broken bones get a lot of attention, but some of the subtler forms like verbal abuse, psychological abuse, economic abuse can...

September 23, 2009 - 9:39pm
6 years 47 weeks ago


October is national domestic violence month and the Response Victim Assistance Program is giving women the chance to have their voices heard.

Battered and sexually abused women decorated tee shirts with messages about their experiences. It is all part of The Clothesline Project.

"It is very therapeutic, it is a way to express themselves and empower themselves and different colors denote different events in their life," says Janie Malloy, the program...

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