DOMESTIC VIOLENCE awareness 

At the heart of Alpha Chi Omega is our commitment to community involvement. Our dedication to our national philanthropy, Domestic Violence Awareness, is evident in each sister’s compassion and commitment to this cause. 

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Did you know? 

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. 

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. 

  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

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Our Local Beneficiary

True North of Columbia

Our beneficiary is a local shelter called True North, and it is the only residential facility in Boone County that supports the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This shelter provides survivors with safety, shelter, education, and transitional support for those who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. ​

The goal of True North is to provide all victims with safe housing, advocacy, and support. This advocacy and support may encompass initial contact through continuous counseling, protection, housing assistance, and appropriate legal actions.

Learn more about True North of Columbia

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We raised $62,895 for True North this past year!

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VP Philanthropy

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Hi everyone!

My name is Lexi Nichols, and I am the Vice President of Philanthropy here at the Alpha Nu chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. I am so excited to serve in this position and share out chapter's passion for our philanthropy, which focuses on domestic violence awareness. 

Here at Alpha Nu, we work closely with True North of Columbia to do hands-on work helping our community. We focus on raising money for True North, promoting awareness and educating ourselves and the community about domestic violence. 

Our chapter is filled with passionate women who strive to better themselves and the communities we live in. We work to continually educate ourselves and support those impacted by domestic violence in the Mizzou and Columbia communities. 

I can't wait to work with the women of Alpha Chi Omega to see what we accomplish throughout the year. We are so excited to host many events to raise money for our philanthropy and spread awareness for domestic violence.

 

It's an honor to be surrounded by such an amazing group of women who inspire, motivate and encourage each other to support those impacted by domestic violence. I am so proud of Alpha Nu and all that we have accomplished, and I look forward to continuing our efforts over the year.  

Your VP Philanthropy,

Lexi Nichols