Puentes para la Paz, or Bridges to Peace, is a collaboration between Puentes de Esperanza and the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, an agency dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in individual lives and society as a whole.
This project is designed to: · Empower Hispanic/Latino victims of domestic violence to overcome barriers to services · Educate the Latino community on the problem of domestic violence and the services available · Involve the Hispanic/Latino community in preventing domestic violence · Serve as liaisons for victims of domestic violence to ensure there is respect and understanding
Why is this important? · 5.3 million women are abused each year · Domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women · 75% of men that batter women also abuse children in the home
Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship
Is Your Partner:
· Constantly checking up on you, or questioning you about your friends or activities? · Putting you down, criticizing you, or humiliating you? · Acting jealous and claiming their behavior is a sign of love? · Controlling who you see and what you do? · Threatening to destroy your personal possessions? · Threatening to harm you, your children, or your pets?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please contact Puentes para la Paz for assistance!
Hoyleton Ministries P.O. Box 218 350 North Main Street Hoyleton, IL 62803 Phone (618) 493-7382 Fax (618) 493-6390 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org