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Haven House Announces 23rd Annual Silent Victims March for Pickaway County


PICKAWAY – Haven House of Pickaway county will have a silent victim on the march on October 4, 2021, at 10 am. Anyone can come and walk-in support, remembrance, or celebration on those who have survived domestic violence.

Haven House of Pickaway County is domestic violence and homeless shelter that strives to empower survivors of domestic violence by providing advocacy, shelter, support, and safety planning. The shelter located at 110 Island road is a safe haven for dozens of women and children in Pickaway County. According to Lisa Johnson Executive Director of Haven House, some stay for a week and some stay for years. “The goal is to get women and families back on their feet and back to healthy meaningful lives.”

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.2
    • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) and in some cases might not be considered “domestic violence.” 1
    • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.1
    • 1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. Data is unavailable on male victims.1
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.1
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.1
  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.9

Marchers are asked to meet at the Methodist Church parking lot prior to the event and will walk to the Pickaway courthouse where several people will speak. Lisa Johnson Executive director for Haven House is asking for anyone attending to wear masks during attendance and keep social distance.