Grim Reminder of Domestic Violence

The beating death of Minnesota Vikings football star Adrian Petersen’s two-year old son recently, serves as a grim reminder that domestic violence knows no bounds. This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic Violence strikes women, men and children alike—whether young or old, rich or poor. Domestic violence is an equal opportunity crime. If someone is hitting you or abusing you verbally and telling you it’s your fault or that you deserve it that is a lie. No one deserves to be mistreated. Love doesn’t hurt. Don’t continue allowing yourself or your children to be victimized.


On October 30th, Hazael Haven is holding a public awareness rally in Philadelphia’s LOVE Park to focus attention on domestic violence and empower victims, victim’s friends and family, and even abusers to get help before it’s too late. Join the rally; it may save your life or that of someone you know.

Get help to get out. Below are some resources where you can find help.