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'Walk to End Abuse' held in La Crosse

Walk to End Abuse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a local organization is working to raise awareness for the issue in our area.

New Horizons organized a 'Walk to End Abuse' Tuesday, marching from Cameron Park to City Hall in La Crosse.

The executive director at New Horizons says abuse is a growing problem in Wisconsin and in our area.

Every year they provide services to about 2,000 women and children affected by domestic abuse.

They hope events like Tuesday's walk help more people speak up when they see the warning signs of abuse.

"If we're seeing it happen, if we're thinking that it's happening to somebody that we know, a coworker, a neighbor a family member, that we need to say to that person, I'm concerned for your safety, and there are places that can help you," said New Horizons Exec. Dir. Ann Kappauf.

New Horizons says they get about 2,800 calls to their crisis line every year.

If you're in an emergency situation, you can call that line at 1-888-231-0066.

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