Issue Briefing: The Changing Environment for Domestic and Sexual Violence

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:00am - 9:30am CST
2801 21st Avenue South - Minneapolis

Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women. Forty percent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their own age that has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend. Each year more than 65,000 people living in Minnesota receive services from domestic violence programs.

The reports get issued, such as Minnesota's annual femicide report. Survivors advocate for change through efforts such as the current "Me Too" social media awareness-building campaign. But still, we are challenged to align private and public resources. Consider the implications of recent reductions in Greater Twin Cities United Way funding or the impact of the Trump administration budget proposals.

So exactly, what is the scope of the issue and the need?  This informative and interactive presentation will provide an overview of the various ways domestic and sexual violence is experienced and how Minnesota's service community is responding.  You will learn about the current challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence. You will also hear from a group of experts and advocates from across the state about innovative ways domestic and sexual violence programs are supporting survivors and their children. 

This program is an MCF member-hosted issue briefing presented by the Butler Family Foundation, Otto Bremer Trust, PFund Foundation, The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations, and the Women's Foundation of Minnesota with assistance from the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Program participation is available both through on-site attendance and video-conferencing.*

Video-conference connection information will be included in your registration confirmation email.

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