As October comes to a close, so does the 2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Month. How will JF&CS Journey to Safety measure the impact of our awareness-raising efforts this month?
If one person sees our Love Should Be Safe poster in a store window or on a synagogue bulletin board and feels empowered to reach out for help, will it be enough?
If one person watches our Love Should Be Safe video and resolves to learn more about how to help people who are coping with domestic violence, will it be enough?
If one teen who participated in a TeenSafe workshop now knows how to tell a friend she is concerned about that friend’s relationship, will it be enough?
If one person sees Newton’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month program on a local cable channel and realizes that the community cares and has resources to help, will it be enough?
If one colleague learns at Journey to Safety’s Lunch & Learn that some of their clients’ medical symptoms may be related to the stress of an abusive relationship, will it be enough?
Yes. Impacting at least one person to think, feel, and act differently is enough.
What is not enough is stopping these efforts after October.