Published: October 3, 2019
While Western Health Advantage recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we also recognize that domestic violence is not restricted to a single month and that knowledge is a means to end this hidden crime. WHA encourages our members to become educated about domestic violence during this month and to take action throughout the year.
Here are some ways each of us can take action to end domestic violence in our community:
Domestic Violence Facts
WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) is Sacramento County’s primary provider of services to survivors of domestic violence and maintains extensive information on its website. If you live in a different county, go to the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence website to find the domestic violence agency in your community and learn more about their programs and services.
WEAVE provides these domestic violence services:
In an emergency, victims of domestic violence should call 911 or contact state or local law enforcement officials, who can respond to these crimes. Individuals in need of non-emergency assistance can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or visit www.TheHotline.org.