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Neighbors in Action: MSU Safe Place and CARE

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Scott Pohl
Erica Schmittdiel of MSU Safe Place

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and for Neighbors in Action we hear from MSU Safe Place about the work they do to help victims of domestic violence and abuse.

In the United States, one in four women and one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the CDC. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Current State explores what some local organizations are doing to help victims.

We talk with Erica Schmittdiel, a licensed master social worker with MSU Safe Place and an advocacy coordinator with Capital Area Response Effort (CARE), and Merkeb Yohannes, a domestic violence survivor and a volunteer with CARE.

Current State is always looking for more nominations for our “Neighbors In Action” feature. Please help us out and e-mail us your suggestions to currentstate@wkar.org. Put ‘Neighbors in Action’ in the subject line. Or tweet us: @KARCurrentState and tell us a little about why you think they should be featured.

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