Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Parishes can help by having liturgies or intercessions at Mass praying for those who are victims and calling to Reconcilliation and chane those who are abusers.  "When I call for Help" is available the the USCCB and can be given to all staff and school faculty.

For help call; LINKline operates 24-7, which will link you to free help, including counseling, shelter, transportation, advocacy and other services.  1 800 897 LINK (5465) or 911 for immediate help.  

What is it?

Have you witnessed or heard persons, married or in another relationship, argue violently?

Had a child run to your house because mom and dad were fighting?

Seen someone at mass or at the store with facial bruises and had concern and questions?

According to a 2006 study, 37% of women in Utah report experiencing domestic violence at some point in their lives.

Abuse in any form--verbal, emotional, physical, or mental--has no place inside of a Catholic marriage or in Catholic family life.  

You can help by providing a safe harbor for people to talk. You can download information here, http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/domestic-violence/index.cfm

Why do people stay in abusive relationships?

Why is it a Church Issue?

Who should I call for help?

What is a U Visa?

Local Utah Resources

LINKline operates 24-7, which will link you to free help, including counseling, shelter, transportation, advocacy and other services.  1 800 897 LINK (5465)

24-hour Rape Crisis and Information hotline  1 888 421-1100

Rape Recover Center, Salt Lake City, 24 hour hotline, 1 801 467 7273

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, https://www.udvc.org

Utah DHS Domestic Violence Services https://dcfs.utah.gov/services/domestic-violence-services/

Safe Harbor Utah, Davis County.  Provides shelter and services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.  www.safeharborhope.org  801 444.9161, 24/7

Utah County Victim Assistance Program www.coutah.ut.us/DEPT/SHERIFF/Information/VictimServices.asp 

801 851-8364Duschene County  https://www.duchesne.utah.gov/your-government-2/county-departments/victims-advocacy/domestic-violence-resources

Domestic Violence Awareness Sunday

 Liturgical Resources are available in Spanish and English through the link  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/domestic-violence/index.cfm

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General Intercessions

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