Many people know what domestic violence is and know how it impacts society. They want to help but do not know where to start. If you were in this situation, where would you start? Are you in this situation?
According to the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC), there are plenty of things that you can do to get involved. For starters, attending the UDVC and/or SLADVC monthly meetings will provide you with information for further participation. If this option does not work with your schedule, making a donation will have positive impact.
Donations come in all shapes and sizes. A donation does not necessarily have to be in the form of money, but may also be items. The SLADVC is hosting a yard sale on May 17, 2014 and is looking for new or gently used items to sell. If you fit into this category, do not hesitate to donate items! Contact April at AEnsign@cottonwoodheights.utah.gov in order to do that.
When donating, many people may think that they are not able to “give enough money” or that they have to give huge sums. Please do not think this. The SLADVC, UDVC, other coalitions and shelters will accept any money donation or contribution. That money goes a long way in enabling these places and groups to continue to provide domestic violence awareness and relief. Every little bit counts.
Another of the biggest things to do in order to get involved is to be aware when this is happening to someone you know. If someone around you has been affected by this issue, do not simply turn your head the other way. Get involved with that person and become a positive beacon in their life and the lives of their children if applicable. Every little bit counts!