Breaking free from domestic abuse: One woman’s story


One in four women are abused each year in the U.S. –  either physically, psychologically or financially.
Domestic violence is often described as the silent epidemic because the victims are too scared or embarrassed to call for help.
October is Domestic Violence Month, and as part of it WGN’s Jackie Bange has the story of one woman who serves as an example of how to break free.

For more information on Domestic Violence Agencies by City, click here



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  • Dia A Turner

    I would like to talk with Ms. Bange who interviewed me in Lake County after I testified against my husband who shot me in the face, now I want to continue thus documentary to help the family of Ms. Michele Peasrson who was shot in the face over the weekend and is now hospitalized at Northwestern Medical Center


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