A local doctor who focuses on women's health is helping the Murfreesboro Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Service office raise money to help more individuals. Dr. Elizabeth LaRoche told WGNS News that she will be swimming 10 miles in Chattanooga...
Dr. LaRoche is on the board for the local non-profit that helps those who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.
Sexual assault and physical abuse happen in both marriages and in dating. Of course, it can also occur in family households with uncles, step-fathers and more. The trauma of both sexual assault and physical or verbal abuse can last a lifetime.
Not all victims come forward if they are being abused. In fact, the Department of Justice reports that only about 30% of sexual assault victims who are children, actually tell an adult. Dr. LaRoche said that unexplained pelvic pain is sometimes a clue for doctors that sexual abuse may have occurred or may still be happening...
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, "On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men."
If you would like to donate money to help the local domestic violence program in Rutherford County, you can drop off a donation at Dr. LaRoche's office off of Memorial Blvd. in the Uptown Square. You can also drop off donations at the main office for the domestic violence program on East Main Street (addresses below).
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Drop off donations at Dr. LaRoche's office:
305 Uptown Square, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 904-1650
Domestic Violence Office:
2106 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Office Phone: (615) 896-7377
Need help in a domestic violence or sexual assault situation?
For domestic violence call (615) 896-2012, for sexual assault call (615) 494-9262