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Portsmouth church takes action against domestic violence

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 10:26:42-04

Portsmouth, Va. - Preventing domestic violence - that was the message on Saturday at a Portsmouth Church.

Folks at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church were taught to "be silent no more" during Saturday's workshop.

According to the organizer of the event - one in four women will suffer from domestic violence. And one in five teens will also be abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Those numbers are far too great, according to Cathy Staton of non-profit charity "My Help My Hope".

If you are in an abusive situation - Staton encourages you to speak up and get help by contacting a local shelter.

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