October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s officially October, and not only is it the month for my favorite holiday, Halloween… it’s also the month where we  take our time out to raise awareness on Domestic Violence.

Many of you are already aware of the tradgic misfortune in my family. My beautiful cousin Jasmine,  was sadly taken away from us by her boyfriend. Though it is said “time heals all wounds” it still feels like yesterday, and I’m missing her each and everyday.

If you know anyone that is in a rough situation and/or relationship, please don’t be afraid to speak up.

It can save a life.

Please visit http://www.thehotline.org/ or call 1800-799-SAFE (7233)

On another note, I want to give a quick shout out to my cousin Melanie, Jasmine’s sister.  In this small amount of time she has started and is running The Jasmine Nunez Foundation .

The Jasmine Nunez Foundation is a non- profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness on Domestic Violence. Prevention is the best way to End the Silence & what better way to start then educating our young ladies of todays society on the signs of abusive relationships.

They have recently made it to the front page of their local spanish paper in Springfield, Massachussetts!

I’m so proud of you Mel

To contact or be a part of the Jasmine Nunex Foundation please visit their Facebook page or email TheJasmineNunezFoundation@yahoo.com

To read about Jasmine’s story please click here —-> Jasmine Maxine Nunez

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