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September 7, 2016

Last week, the Pittsburgh region was shocked by the news that a local woman had been murdered by her husband.  Domestic violence homicide is unfortunately not a rare occurrence in Pennsylvania, with 146 deaths due to intimidate partner violence (113 victims,  33 perpet...

August 17, 2016

On any given day, if you click on a local news website or watch the news on TV, you’re bound to see at least one story involving domestic violence:  a man accused of sending 6,000 messages to his ex-girlfriend, including death threats; SWAT responds after man attempts...

June 29, 2016

In the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, the focus has turned to what motivated the shooter to commit this heinous hate crime. Some sources claim that he pledged allegiance to ISIS during the shooting, while others claim that he was gay himself, and desperate to hide...

December 25, 2014

Many people are afraid of the dark. We’ve all witnessed the fact that bad things happen when it’s dark outside. Some of us have security lights on the outside of our homes because we believe that light chases away bad people, and that light protects us from things that...

October 22, 2014

Last week, we highlighted the prevalence of dating violence among teenagers — and now, we’d like to talk about a problem that affects a different generation:  the elderly.  Elder abuse is a serious issue in this country, affecting some of our most vulnerable citizens....

October 15, 2014

Every year, roughly 1 in 10 American teenagers experiences physical abuse at the hands of a dating partner.  This sort of dating violence can lead to long-term effects, leaving survivors at increased risk of depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, poor academic...

October 8, 2014

This month, we are exploring various issues surrounding domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Today, we are tackling some basic facts about domestic violence. Share the correct information with people you know!


  • FACT: Domestic violence is...

October 1, 2014

To many in our community, October is a month for visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, viewing the gorgeous changing leaves, and preparing for Halloween.  But for those of us whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, October has a different meaning:...

September 15, 2014

The NFL has been all over the news lately, and NOT because of football.  Instead, the NFL is once again facing serious public outrage over its handling of Ray Rice’s violent assault of his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer.  The most recent headlines have made it cl...

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