Celebrity Spokesperson Tanya Young Williams has launched a Domestic Violence resource platform called – Domestic Violence Kills (DVK) Helpline. The DVK Helpline’s unique mission is to provide tangible resources to domestic violence victims of the under-served middle class demographic. The platform is will also provide assistance to every victim desirous of the services offered therein.
Tanya has launched a T-Shirt campaign called Domestic Violence Kills to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Domestic Violence Kills T-Shirt campaign will assist in raising resources to launch DVK Helpline in the very near future.
The DVK Helpline was established as a non-for-profit organization under the auspices of the Simuel Whitfield Simmons (SWS). Tanya has been a board member of SWS for two years and has assisted in its domestic violence initiatives in New Jersey, Tanya’s home state for many years.
The DVK Helpline will partner with licensed psychiatrist, psychologist and therapist with expertise in domestic violence related treatment options. The services will be confidential. Victims can speak with a clinician anonymously or via Skype or Google Hangout.
Appointments will be scheduled and the associated fee will be a fraction of the standard cost for therapy. The DVK Helpline will enable the victim to gain access to guidance and therapy without visiting a professional’s office, which is oftentimes a key deterrent in victims seeking help. The DVK Helpline will also have informational resources and links available to guide victims who are in immediate need of assistance.