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ABC Action News - Positively Tampa Bay DV Special

Positively Tampa Bay
Taking Action Against Domestic Violence


Watch the Special

ABC Action News-Positively Tampa Bay, 8th annual 1-hour domestic violence special is scheduled to aired Wednesday night, October 12 that 7pm. For the first time, they are devoting the entire hour to showcasing local residents who are NOT professional advocates but have made a positive impact in the lives of survivors and local centers! These are dentists, surgeons, a high school basketball star...and more...who saw a need and stepped forward to help.  I hope you'll tune in to see it! Our new media team will also be live-streaming the special on our mobile APP and online.






  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. 
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime
  • Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 
    85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men.
  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

Men who as children witnessed their parents' domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents.



Money may be the reason victims stay in an unhealthy relationship




The percentage of financial abuse that occurs in all domestic violence cases. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to the abusive relationship is because the abuser controls their money supply, leaving them with no financial resources to break free.



Wheels of Success' Road to Independence Program 


Wheels of Success established its "Road to Independence Program" to help domestic violence victims escape their abuser. Often transportation is one of the major factors keeping them tied in order to pick up their children from school, get to work and maintain their independence.... 
Because sometimes the 
Key to Success is simply... a Key  


Find out More about Wheels of Success and Donating a Vehicle


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