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Mayor Jim Jarratt has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At the October 4 City Council meeting while presenting the proclamation to Shelly Muncy, Mission Granbury Shelter Program Director and Rebbecca Freeman, Shelter Case Manager, he said, “Domestic violence is a serious crime that touches all communities regardless of age, race, disability, gender identity or socioeconomic status. The City of Granbury recognizes and participates in a public awareness campaign to support National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which provides an excellent opportunity for citizens to learn more about preventing domestic violence and to show support for the organizations and individuals who provide critical advocacy, services and assistance to victims."
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This equates to more than 10 million people who experience domestic violence annually; 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner violence sometime in their lifetime.
Mission Granbury provides a safe-haven shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Mission Granbury’s Ada Carey Shelter provided shelter and other services to 58 women and 28 children last year. Mission Granbury received and responded to 447 hotline calls last year.