In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month the Fulton-Mason Crisis Service held an Open House Thursday for those who may not be familiar with their services as well as those who wanted to stop by and show their support.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month the Fulton-Mason Crisis Service held an Open House Thursday for those who may not be familiar with their services as well as those who wanted to stop by and show their support.


The United States Department of Justice estimates 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.


Every nine seconds a woman in the United States is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.


While people stay for number of reasons, it is also dangerous to leave. Women are 70 times more likely to be killed in the weeks after leaving their abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship, according to the Domestic Violence intervention program.


Phyllis Todd is the Executive Director of the Fulton-Mason Crisis Service.


Said Todd, “We offer services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse. Typically, in a year, we provide services for about 600 individuals in Fulton and Mason Counties. We provide a wide of array of services including emergency shelter, legal, medical, other types of advocacy, referral and linkage to resources from the community people may need.”


Most of their funding comes from grants, State and Federal, but they very much depend on community resources and donations to help them meet their match requirements for those grants they receive.


Donations may be dropped off at 1330 East Ash in Canton.