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Monday, November 2, 2020

Uptick in domestic disturbance calls

These are certainly trying times; election uncertainty, covid concerns and money issues are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to disputes between individuals. In a growing number of calls to our local police, these disputes arise to violence or at least a threat of violence, and intervention is needed.

Problem is, the police can't do much unless a law has been broken.

What then? More often that not, when police are called it's about calming down the individuals and advising them to seek legal counsel if the issue cannot be easily resolved.

Beyond that, just having someone to just listen, even someone you don't know but has experience in this area can help. There are plenty of resources and here are a few:

Domestic Abuse Hotline 800-799-SAFE https://www.thehotline.org/

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence https://www.mocadsv.org/how-to-get-help/

We also suggest your pastor; and there are local resources as well:

Compass Health Network
Butler, MO
(660) 200-7402 

Alliance Mental Health
Rich Hill, MO
(417) 395-2727