DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS: Help Spread the Word & Purple Purse with Allstate !

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Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign by the Allstate Foundation in collaboration with Latina Blogger Connect. All thoughts are my own. 
When I was approached for this campaign, I just knew I had to be a part of it. I am a Domestic Violence Survivor. Some you know my story and some of you don't. My story is like many other women. I was in a really bad relationship and often felt there was no way out. 
Domestic violence happens more than 145 times each hour in the U.S. On average, three women die every day as a result. Domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. But it’s still hard to talk about and only about half of Americans say they would know how to help a victim of domestic violence. 
Domestic violence is an issue that impacts millions, but few talk about it. Purple Purse helps people carry on conversations and pass information about domestic violence and financial abuse by placing the power directly into people’s hands with a purple purse. Domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. A majority of Americans agree that domestic violence is tough to talk about. More than one-third of Americans have never discussed the issue with family or friends and Purple Purse provides a conversation starter. Lacking financial knowledge and resources is the number one indicator of whether a domestic violence victim will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship. For every purple purse passed through the end of October, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to YWCA. We’ll give up to $350,000 for programs aimed to help domestic violence survivors and stop the cycle of abuse. 
Taking action against domestic violence is simple - Purple Purse: Pass It On. 1,300 purple purses filled with domestic violence information and facts will be distributed throughout the U.S. Each purse has a goal of being passed between family, friends, community leaders, celebrities, media, and Allstate employees and agents sparking important conversations and raising awareness. Visit to follow the purple purses on their journey around the country, track the YWCA’s progress toward their goal to earn $350,000 from The Allstate Foundation and get tips to help you start talking about domestic violence. 
 Don’t worry! If you don’t get your hands on one of the purple purses that are being passed around the country, you can still help by logging onto and sharing a virtual purple purse.
 Please take part in this awesome Domestic Violence Visit Facebook or for more information. I also urge, as a survivor, if you or anyone you know is going through domestic violence, please seek help at the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

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