Domestic Violence takes lives all day every day. As you are reading this information, a young lady is being abused, sexually assaulted, or even killed at the hands of an intimate partner. Yes, it is just that serious. Understand, just as all other types of violence, this epidemic does not discriminate. It affects the children, teens, adults, from all cultures of life. Let’s look at some statistics both locally and nationally. 


  • In the state of Georgia, from 2003 through 2015, at least 1,550 Georgia citizens lost their lives due to domestic violence. Notice it says at least. Some gone unknown for various reasons. 

  • 50% of victims in cases studied by Georgia‚Äôs Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project began their relationship with the person who eventually killed them when they were between the ages of 13-24.

  • Georgia was recently ranked 17th in the nation for its rate of men killing women.

  • Firearms were the cause of death in 80% of recorded domestic violence fatalities in 2015. 


  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner (e.g., hit with a fist or something hard, beaten, slammed against something) at some point in their lifetime

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

  • From 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were women.

  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.

Because of these stats and many more, Fostering Hearts was not only started, but began a yearly event to allow survivors to come and share their story real and raw in order to educate, empower, and inform those in attendance to get involved and help us make a difference. The 4th Annual Purple Tie Monologues will be held Saturday, October 21st beginning at 2:00 PM EST at Clayton State University. The event brings awareness to the different areas of Domestic Violence through the arts, there will be presenters sharing their story in the form of a monologue, performers, FREE food, raffles, FREE HIV/AIDS testing and more!! It’s a family affair, youth up to ages 6-17 are ONLY $1.00 with each paying adult. Early bird tickets are on sale now for only $15. 

Click below to order your tickets. Vending opportunities are available as well for ONLY $75. This is event is sure to be mind-changing so don’t miss out! 


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