Our guest host is Iris Charles. Iris is a case manager in New Jersey and specializes in helping homeless and at risk teens. Iris is a domestic violence survivor. Iris provides an open and honest discussion about her journey as a victim and to her awakening as a survivor. She talks about how she reinstated her faith in God and is a thriving Queen helping her community. Iris elaborates on the levels of abuse and how choices becomes fear and fears become choices.
Iris Charles has a movement that she organized called Dare To Live, where she encourages victims to do just that. You can contact Iris Charles on Facebook @irischarles and by email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re a domestic violence victim please take advantage of the following resources:
If you are in danger, call a local hotline, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, or, if it is safe to do so, 911.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential and anonymous support 24/7. Reach out by phone at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Loveisrespect provides teens and young adults confidential and anonymous support. Reach out by phone 1-866-331-9474 and TTY 1-866-331-8453.
WomensLaw.org provides legal information and resources for victims. Reach out by email through the WomensLaw Email Hotline in English and Spanish.