Ti High senior battles domestic violence

TICONDEROGA - A Ticonderoga High School senior is tackling domestic violence.

Jill Holman has decided to assist the Stop Domestic Violence Program of Essex County as her senior project.

"I'm doing my senior project on women and child abuse," Holman said. "I thought about this because I know there's so many people around that need help and don't know how or don't have the power to get help."

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year and most cases are never reported to the police, according to NCADV.

"I believe I'm helping people like that by writing about it and talking about it," Holman said. "It will show them that there are people out there trying to stop the abuse behind closed doors or right in front of your faces."

As part of her project, Holman is collecting items for the Stop Domestic Violence Program of Essex County shelter.

The shelter has requested bath towels, double or twin sheets, shower curtains and liners, toilet paper, diapers of various sizes, baby wipes, umbrella strollers, pocket-sized calendars, comedy and child-friendly DVDs. The shelter would also like gift cards to Kinney's or Rite Aid to be used for pharmacy co-pays.

Holman will pick up donations or they can be dropped off at Ticonderoga High School. Holman can be reached by calling 585-6661 ext. 151.

"I'm doing a drive so people trying to help save their lives," Holman said. "These items are going to be donated to Stop Domestic Violence of Essex County. I am asking you to please help."

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