By Sandra K. Ziebold
The Impact of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on Businesses is financially mind-boggling and the toll on individuals and team culture is horrific. Listening and having conversations with corporate boards, executive management teams, lunch-n-learns with corporate employees, awareness speaking engagements and community events are all a vital part of how we educate and assist the businesses in our community. Beacon of Hope raises public awareness about domestic and sexual violence and the tremendous emotional, physical and economic cost of this violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the cost of intimate partner rape, physical assault and stalking totals $5.8 billion each year for direct medical and mental health care services and lost productivity from paid work and household chores. Of this, total productivity losses accounted for nearly $1.8 billion in the United States in 1995. When updated in 2003 the cost of intimate partner rape, physical assault and stalking was more than $8.3 billion. It is now 2016 and we know from listening and working with corporations that this problem does impact financials and we want to help you with that and save lives in the process. Contact Beacon of Hope Crisis Center today to schedule conversation that makes a difference in your company.
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This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.