A recent study shows South Carolina is one of the deadliest states for women – ranking 6th in the nation for women killed by men. “This issue has devastated so many South Carolina families,” said Bruce Barkley, WYFF’s news director. “We want to continue to tell the stories of these courageous survivors and work to find ways to stop the violence.”
Project CommUNITY: Domestic Violence Town Hall airs tonight at 8 from the WYFF studios. A panel of therapists, community leaders and survivors will lead a discussion on the deadly cycle of domestic violence and explore solutions to end it.
A recent study shows South Carolina is one of the deadliest states for women — ranking sixth in the nation for women killed by men.
As a provider of services for domestic violence victims, Safe Harbor sees the problem firsthand in our community. In the four upstate counties it serves, there are at least 15 domestic violence victims each day.
“Domestic violence is a topic WYFF News 4 has covered extensively in our Chronicle: Living In Fear news special,” said Bruce Barkley, WYFF’s news director. “This issue has devastated so many South Carolina families. We want to continue to tell the stories of these courageous survivors and work to find ways to stop the violence.”
“Safe Harbor is thrilled to participate in WYFF 4’s Town Hall addressing the topic of domestic violence,” said Julie Meredith, Safe Harbor’s program director.
“We are honored to join this discussion along with other organizations, community members and survivors who are interested in preventing and ending domestic violence in our local communities.”
“We’re proud to partner with an organization like Safe Harbor,” said John Humphries, WYFF’s general manager.
“They are a vital resource to the survivors and families they serve in our communities.”
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