Did you know that in the state of Virginia, 41% of homicides are directly related to intimate partner violence?
On a broader scale, 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 4 men have been subjected to abuse by a partner.
Boys who witness violence in the home are more likely by 3x to become an abuser themselves. Girls who witness or experience violence in the home are more likely to go on to be affected as well, making up 50% of adult victims of domestic violence.
Bayside Pool Co. is passionate about supporting a local organization, Samaritan House, who is actively fighting domestic violence and helping survivors go on to not only live but thrive.
In 2018, Samaritan House provided housing for 272 individuals, with 65% of those being children. Over 700 individuals were given victim advocacy support and other related services. Not only does Samaritan House provide emergency housing for those who are escaping active domestic violence situations, they provide intensive case management so that the men, women, and children affected are able to move on and live prosperous, independent lives.
For the month of October, we will be donating 10% of ALL sales, services, and maintenance jobs will be donated to Samaritan House. In any words, any sale made by us, 10% will be going straight back into the community to help fight the epidemic of domestic violence in Virginia Beach and beyond.
Don't need any services, but want to find out how you can help? Visit Samaritan House's website to find out what it looks like for you to help put an end to domestic violence in our community.