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McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos understands that incidences of domestic violence spike over the holidays. Hoping to keep the community safe, he encourages those who may be victimized to seek help and those who may become abusers to consider the consequences.
In addition to Mujera Unidas 800-580-4879 there is a National Crisis line for those who need to talk whether you’re the one who might act out or be acted upon. That number is 988 and press 1 if you’re a Veteran, Press 3 if you’re someone in LGBT+ community under 25 and just wait on line if you’re in any other category. You can always call 911 for emergencies and tell them where you are and what the problem is. There is also the local Crisis line for behavioral health needs at 877-289-7199. Also a source of stress during holidays is that in some occupations your bosses give you less ours and there are financial stressors. Consider the following to get assistance with various problems such as dialing 211 or visiting https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/hidalgo_county_assistance_prog.html Many churches and community organizations are part of food bank and offer help. Thanks Mayor for bringing up such a sensitive topic. Let’s all work together to prevent violence before it happens. It’s better to offer help or report concerns than waiting and wishing you had.