THE SILENT SHAME: A guide for abuse victims

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For the past two weeks we have tried to put a face on the “disease” that is Domestic Violence.
In Queens each year, thousands of people – men and women and children of all ages and backgrounds – fall victim to abuse at the hands of a loved one and sadly, some are even killed.
October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Queens Courier is taking a closer look at how this “disease” impacts the borough and its residents.
We have tried to educate our readers about domestic violence, including the many forms it can take and who the victims are, and we are providing information about where victims of abuse can go for help.
If you think you are a victim of domestic violence, there are many places right here in Queens that you can turn to for help, when you are ready to take that step.

This series was reported and written by reporters Pete Davis, Claudia Cruz and Jessica Lyons and edited by Tonia N. Cimino and Lou Parajos. It was designed by graphic artist Stephen Reina.

For more on Part III of our domestic violence series:
Orders of protection and other laws

On the front lines at hospital ER


They build ‘Confidence’ in the wake of ‘Crisis’

Husband beat her – She found help

Family Justice Center – a safe place with many services

THE SILENT SHAME: A guide for abuse victims PART III