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Project Safe, National Hotline, Offer Help for Domestic Violence During Holidays


While most of us look forward to holiday celebrations, the stress that often accompanies the holidays can lead to an increase in domestic violence. Joan Prittie is Executive Director at Project Safe in Athens. The nonprofit works to end domestic violence. 

Prittie says Project Safe offers a variety of services to people in need of assistance. 

You can visit project-safe.org for help or more information. You can also call the hotline at 706-543-3331 or use the Teen Textline 706-765-8019.

In addition, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has tips for safety planning during the holidays. That number is 1-800-799-SAFE, or 7233.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!