ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter is honoring those who lost their lives to domestic abuse.
According to NWAWS, last year, fifty-one people were killed as a result of domestic abuse in Arkansas. Eight of these murders occurred in the Northwest Arkansas Region where the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter (NWAWS) focuses its services. At least sixty-three percent of the state’s deaths involved a firearm.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates approximately one in three people will experience abuse by a current or former partner during their lifetime. Those numbers tend to be higher in Arkansas.
If you or someone you know is in a toxic or violent relationship you can receive confidential services at no cost from the NWAWS. To get help now, call 479-246-9999 or toll-free 1-800-775-9011. For more information about the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter is available at www.nwaws.org.