Angels in the Attic helps victims of domestic abuse

NOW: Angels in the Attic helps victims of domestic abuse

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- On Saturday an event in South Bend recognized the beginning of domestic violence awareness month by raising funds for a local nonprofit that helps victims get back on their feet after leaving abusive relationships.

Angels in the Attic helps women with children who have left abusive relationships and must start over with little to no support.

With help from vendors like Roundbelly’s Pizza, Sweets Ice Cream, Dime Store Divas, Eye Candy, and Beautiful Bargains, Angels in the Attic received 20% of all purchases made on Saturday to go towards their services for local victims of domestic violence.

With October being domestic violence awareness month, it’s a time to shed light on an issue that impacts a large portion of the community with one in three women experiencing some form of abuse in their lifetime from an intimate partner.

The founder of Angels in the Attic says educating the community about what victims of domestic abuse face is most important when it comes to helping them.

“Education is probably our number one important factor because when you don’t understand domestic violence and how trauma survivors are living day to day in this, it’s difficult,” says Kristine Kuroski, Founder of Angels in the Attic. “On average, it takes a victim seven times to leave her abuser and we’re really hoping that our outreach and the community’s outpouring of support and love and backing helps that come down a little bit.”

To learn more about Angels in the Attic and information on their ‘adopt a family’ program for the holidays, click here.

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