United Way of the Mid-South’s network of partners works to reduce domestic violence in our community in many ways, including the use of education and awareness efforts.
Domestic violence isn’t a “private matter” that stays in a person’s home when they go to work. In fact, it is possible for domestic violence to become workplace violence, and it also impacts an organization’s medical and mental health costs.
In January, United Way is sponsoring a workshop to help organizations and human resources professionals properly recognize, respond and refer people who are experiencing domestic violence. For more information, download a Microsoft Word document from the Memphis Area Women’s Council with full details.
The Violence at Home, Victims at Work / Employers Confront Domestic Violence conference will be held on Friday, January 24 at The Urban Child Institute (600 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN) from 7:30 a.m. until noon. You can register online here (this will take you to the Memphis Women’s Council website).
Organizations that participated in the conference in 2013 include Memphis and Shelby County Government officials, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Tennessee Board of Pardons and Parole, Juvenile Court, Clarion Security, Cummins Mid-South, MIFA, Brother Industries, Medtronic, Buckman and First Bank.