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Hush No More Domestic Violence Walk & Community Outreach

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DUE to COVID-19 this event will also occur Virtually.

We are excited and eager this year because we are hosting a major event to bring awareness to Domestic Violence and to provide resources for those who are in need of help for themselves or a friend. The HUSH No More Domestic Violence Awareness Walk and Community Outreach will be held on October 17, 2020, from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, at HUSH No More’s Administrative Office, 2712 Middleburg Dr, Suite 105, Columbia, SC 29204. Check-in starts at 7:30 AM. Events include a walk in the community, free food, local community organizations, vendors, and a Survivors Tribute. All ages are welcome! Visit www.hushnomore.dojiggy.com for more information and to register.

HUSH No More is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2019 to provide a platform for Survivors to share their experience with the “HUSH Topics” and to receive support from other Survivors and Victim Advocates. As well as provide training that will lead to awareness and prevention in our community. HUSH Topics are those topics that individuals, families, and organizations have a hard time discussing, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, sexual harassment, etc. Statistics show that these topics happen in 1 out of 6 households and the numbers are growing. Our vision is to create a world where Survivors feel empowered to HUSH No More, and share their stories with others to create knowledge that leads to safer communities.

Studies show that every 98 seconds someone is sexually assaulted. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexually harassed in the workplace. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of sexual violence by an intimate partner and since January 2018, The National Sexual Trauma Hotline has received over 8,000 calls.

Hush No More will serve as a resource for victims in our communities and as a training tool for community leaders and organizations to spread awareness of the Hush Topics. If you would like to volunteer or be a community resource, contact Dr. Vanessa Guyton at admin@thehushtopics.com.

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