Style and Substance

The day that her husband pushed her into a wall was the day that Cherie Faus-Smith left.

“It was a feeling of shock and fear,” she said. “The back of my head hit the wall, and two things ran through my mind—my son was in the house, and I was afraid of what Phil* might do next.”

Overall, one in three women experience severe physical violence by a partner. Last year, 122 people died as a result of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

Learn more– Style and Substance: YWCA’s Power of Style fashion show is designed to raise awareness of domestic violence, TheBurg, October 2019

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