1 in 3 women have or will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. That’s a staggering statistic. Ophelia Metz is one of those women. When she opts to leave her cycle of violence, with her two children, she finds she has no place else to go, but into shelter. Sydell Thomas, a shelter worker, becomes Ophelia’s Advocate upon her arrival. Slowly, it is revealed that Sydell’s life is not unlike the lives of the women who come into shelter — it's closer than she thinks.

developed by: Mario Concina

  • 11/10/2016
    "On Friday, President Obama signed into law a groundbreaking piece of legislation that grants basic rights to survivors of sexual assault—one that protects those who come forward to report and bring their cases to court and amends how rape kits are handled in sexual assault cases."read more »

  • 10/10/2016
    "The rape storyline is carefully constructed to redeem black masculinity at black women’s expense."read more »

  • 05/10/2016
    Joe Biden discusses the Violence Against Women Act that he helped author 20 years ago.read more »

  • 03/10/2016
    It's October! Time for a refresher on what to look for in behavior patterns that might lead to abuse. http://www.nrcdv.org/dvam/homeread more »

  • 30/09/2016
    "More than three times as many women have died in South Carolina at the hands of current or former lovers than the number of Palmetto State soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined." http://www.postandcourier.com/tilldeath/partone.htmlread more »

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