MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - The Marshall County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is responsible for helping victims in Marshall, DeKalb and Cherokee counties. According to its director, Yonnie Beam, they see people from all walks of life; rich, poor, women and even men.
"We don't see that many because, of course, embarrassment," she says. "They don't want to tell someone they are being abused."
However, it doesn't matter who they are. The shelter does its best to get them out of the violent situation and headed in a new direction.
"If need be we send them to another state," Beam says. "We've bought bus tickets and sent people to several different states."
All of the services they provide are free. It also means they are constantly working with a tight budget. Much of their work has to be done in secret, which means they don't have the high-profile nature of other charitable organizations. So they are always in need of donations.
"Everything is free," she says. "We don't charge for anything. We are always needing help. Either monetary or donations otherwise."
If you would like to help the shelter, you can call them at (256) 891-9864. The Coalition also has a Facebook page.