04-09 7:00 am United We Move
United Way’s Terri Westerfield discusses the many services offered by the United Way of Southeast Louisiana.
uses. Liabilities from Saint Bernard that women's program here to talk about domestic violence today. We know it takes both human and an economic hole. Those caught in the grips of domestic violence often leave her home with little or no money. Can fight almost impossible to get it keep the job for fear their abuser will show up the workplace. And therefore consumed by himself just spiraling down and living in poverty. For thirty years and we have to release say thank you to all the good folks its neighbors are battered women's program because thirty years. They have been helping. Victims of domestic violence and seating lives. And get up quality receiver clap right now this week. I'd audible longest serving executive director. The other domestic violence in our state of Louisiana. Yes I am in among longevity I've been there since 1994. As the director of our program.
it usually think equipment children. But you're really embracing somebody dealing with domestic violence across the spectrum of people correct. Yes we have they enter our program in many different situations. Some hit the ground running
that outlawed IP distrust factor. I think it sometimes exhibited. In the domestic violence yes anytime there's a natural disaster or anything of that nature it does add stress to the family. And after Katrina we saw a lot of that Louisiana has always been and the top five that this past. Year where we're number two in a statement. Where I mean and the United States with domestic homicides. And that is always something that I know that you think. Trying to just stopped for years away we probably involved. Why is it that you think is part of our ports and our culture. It creates this opportunity for domestic violence . I think it's nice night out a better answer that. I think a culture has apart to do women I think. Part of it as are the gun laws got laws in poverty and everybody else probably. Yeah hate. It's everything else you know it's it's a number of factors and stress you know. When you're in a stressful situation . You know sometimes people resort to doing things that they would not narrowly do. And when you couple the fact that we