Note: Domestic Violence Ribbon is Purple
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, as well as, batters who seek therapy in overcoming their violent conduct.
DVK will provide personal, consistent, one-on-one support and counseling with a trained practitioner. 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. The platform is will also provide resources, links, telephone numbers and information to assist every victim desirous of the services not offered by DVK.
Tanya launched a T-Shirt campaign called Domestic Violence Kills to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2013. During the 2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Month, DVK is happy to launch the DVK tie. DVK has partnered with Mogul & Mfg. to create a handmade, silk tie. These campaigns will assist in raising resources support the DVK Helpline.
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.
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.