Breaking The Cycle of Domestic Abuse

Numbers Don't Lie!  

Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually. The costs of intimate partner violence in the US alone exceed $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion are for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion. (

What we do

Vision- Helping kids create and succeed    

Founded in March of 2010, DYA's purpose is focusing on the child who is currently being raised in a home of family violence. This of course goes hand in hand with my book titled:

“A Child's Prayer"

The goal is to educate the community, spread the word about family violence, and let children know they

Can break the cycle!

It's not their fault!

Domestic Violence must end!


Interactive children activities geared toward conflict resolution/bullying

Teen Dating Violence Prevention program 

"The Art of Words" - Expression Through Poetry

Community education/awareness on Domestic violence


Coming Soon:

Camps with a focus in: music, arts, and literacy

Support Groups


The ultimate goal is to assist youth that need additional support to reduce behaviors that can lead to incarceration, while educating youth on domestic violence(the warning signs, how to get help, who to talk to).  Would you like additional information on how you can participate, volunteer, or sign up for services? 


*Any community events/activities will be posted on this site via the "events" tab, so check back often to update your calendar.

-sometimes we need to be taken out of our element to achieve greatness- M.N.

Michelle Nicole
Advocate for the Silent Witness


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