Making Some Noise
"Every 15 seconds a woman in America is being abused," Dr. Phil says. "One out of four women will fall victim to domestic violence at some point in their life, and this is a season-long call for action. There is silence about this. This is something that isn't talked about. It's probably one of the most under-reported things going on in America today. I'm going to attack this on multiple fronts, so I am organizing a task force with congressmen and women in the legislature."
Silence Breakers in the News
- The Dr. Phil Foundation Donations Keep Shelters Open
After Dr. Phil's domestic violence shows aired, many people took a stand and decided to end the silence. With their contributions, The Dr. Phil Foundation donated $15,000 to the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition in Grass Valley, California, which had to close it's door because of lack of funding. The money will keep the Grass Valley shelter open and operating for four months.
- Helping Victims in Nevada County
The Dr. Phil show lends a hand to domestic violence victims in Nevada County.
- Dr. Phil Brings Attention to the National Domestic Violence Hotline
- The National Network to End Domestic Violence Partners with Dr. Phil
- Verizon and Dr. Phil Join the Fight Against Domestic Violence
Verizon and the National Network to End Domestic Violence have launched a text-to-donate program, featuring Dr. Phil, who is devoting the ninth season of Dr. Phil to campaigning against domestic violence.