Suffering from any form of violence or abuse is difficult to bear and can cause lasting physical and emotional damage. Sadly, many people experience abuse at the hands of people they know and care for, even within their own homes. In Missouri and throughout the United States, the number of victims of domestic violence seeking assistance each day is alarming. Even more concerning is the lack of resources available to help victims.
Domestic violence appears to also have affected individuals from all ages as victims in one Missouri shelter were anywhere from 14 to 70-years in age. While women go to this shelter to escape an abusive situation, part of the funding for this shelter comes from a fashion show that is put on. The event helped raise $43,000 for the shelter.