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Rotary Club Tuesday Hears from Faith House Spokesperson


OCTOBER 25, 2016


     The Ville Platte Rotary Club today heard from Marie Guidry, outreach director for the Faith House discussing domestic abuse.

     Guidry told KVPI News after the meeting that she has on average about 100 cases of domestic abuse reported to her each year. Statistics show that three out of every four cases of abuse are never reported.

     The Faith House shelter has 45 beds that usually stays full all year long. Fiath House also has outreach centers in neighboring parishes including Evangeline Parish. The agency helps victims by providing legal assistance, get jobs and clothing.

    As an out -reach coordinator, most of the time Guidry spends is to help victims get restraining orders and goes to court with them.

     She reported that the types of abuse include physical, verbal, and economic abuse. Most women and victims refuse to leave is fear and shame.

     She shared some starting statistics: every 9 seconds a woman is abused and three women are killed every day from an abusive partner.

      The Rotary Club remembered long time club member Joe Guillotte who died earlier this week.

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