October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tune in for an enligthening and educating conversation on domestic violence. Do you know how to identify the signs of abuse? Are you aware of the resources available to help women and their children? Have you educated your daughters and sons on this topic? The FLY Coach is dedicating both shows to this very important topic in October. Men physically abuse over 4 million women each year – it’s happening in High School and Colleges. My mission is to use my voice to help raise awareness and take away the silence that often follows the words "Domestic Violence". My guest is taking the lead.
Cynthia founded S.O.F.I.A., a non-profit 501©3 organization based in Montclair New Jersey, after she met Joanne Paul at a township meeting. Her abusive and violent boyfriend gunned down Joanne’s daughter, Monica, at the Montclair YMCA. He killed Monica in front of their children and other families while they were taking swimming lessons. In 2009, S.O.F.I.A. or Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates was created to breathe new life for women and children of Domestic Violence. S.O.F.I.A. is focused on helping those who have experienced Domestic Violence become self-sufficient, positive and successful. S.O.F.I.A. offers a variety of workshops that encourage advocacy and outreach, a Support Group for those who have experienced Domestic Violence, presentations on Bullying, Self Defense Conflict Avoidance for children and Self-esteem sessions for women and children.
Knowledge is power and taking action on the knowledge you gain is empowering......