Season 6 of The Whitney Reynolds Show kicks off in Chicago Monday October 17th at 6:30 PM on Lakeshore PBS. This season we start with an extremely powerful show on Domestic Violence. Did you know that a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the United States? Domestic violence is rampant and the affects it has on individuals are long lasting. The guests on this show are brave and want people to know they are not alone.
We first meet Karli Butler, a domestic violence survivor who was beat, kidnapped and even doused in acid. This, a tragedy that should have killed her, somehow left her with a surprising new appreciation for life. Her remarkable story is guaranteed to make you reconsider the way you value existence.
People being abused often feel alone, like there is no way out. Organizations like the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago offer victims and their families support to ensure long-term success. On the show, CEO of the program, Dorri McWhorter explains the different ways that people in these type of situations can get out. It is crucial that victims know they have options and that there are steps to take to leave their situation. She explains, one of the reasons most people cannot leave abusive relationships is often due to financial issues. The purple purse challenge provides women with the economic needs they require to leave abusive relationships. By donating you can raise awareness to this issue, while offering victims the services they need.
With it being "Domestic Violence Awareness" month, the importance of this message is substantial. Domestic violence is happening all around us and a social awareness can lead victims to the aid they require. Be sure to tune in October 17th at 6:30 on Lakeshore Public Television for this show.
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