Letter to the Editor: Abuse survivors are inspirational
To the editor:
Every October I read with interest the coverage by this paper of local events — sponsored by Someplace Safe — to note Domestic Violence Awareness month. Of special interest are the articles about those who have managed to escape abusive situations and moved on with their lives.
I hope these stories inspire people who are in bad relationships to get out — something that is not easy to do, given the outdated attitudes of "some people" toward domestic violence. I offer a toast to survivors as well as the Echo Press for printing their stories. Cheers!
To those who may need help, it is a phone call away to agencies such as Someplace Safe, 1-800-974-3359.
For more information on this subject, there are tons of resources online.