domestic abuse

merrymanhouse.org

Leadership Paducah recently made a record $42,200 donation to the Merryman House to go towards building an expanded campus and services. Director Mary Foley said "I was so unbelievably caught off guard. I'm not sure what I expected, but that exceeded my expectations." She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the gift, the progress on their new building and new opportunities to connect with the community. 

tbi.gov

Over the last three years, reports of domestic violence in Tennessee have decreased by 8 percent according to a new study from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

A recent study shows violence against women in Tennessee costs the state more than $880 million  annually.

The study was done by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women and presented at a recent women's summit in Nashville.

Merryman House Executive Director Mary Foley heads up a team offering residency and outreach services to meet the needs of victims of intimate partner abuse and their dependents as they strive to live free of violence in their home. It’s not unimaginable and Kate Lochte find out more with Foley on Sounds Good. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center was founded in Paducah in 1978 by a group of volunteers committed to ending domestic violence in the community. See more at MerrymanHouse.org.

acommunityofwomen.com

Take Back the Night is an event held by organizations dedicated to helping women achieve safety and empowerment. However, this night is not for women only. Organizers encourage men, women, and children of all ages to attend. Violence is a dark part of society that affects us all. Take Back the Night seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence.