ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- One in four women have experienced some sort of domestic violence in the United States.
With that number as high as it is, one group is tying to help.
The Elkhart County Women's Shelter and Miss Indiana worked together on an event called Breakfast for a Cause.
This is their first fundraiser since Family Services of Elkhart County revitalized its program.
Folks came out to not only eat but to learn about domestic violence in their community and how important it is to have a women's shelter and support it.
“In most situations it is life and death.” Mekayla Diehl, Miss Indiana USA, said. “The women who flee from home its usually because they can't take it anymore and they are scared for their children's lives and their own lives. The women's shelter is in place to help guide them and show them that they do have a place to go and make that first step.”
The Elkhart County Women's Shelter serves more than 400 women and children a year, and they always need donations.
They'll accept money, cleaning supplies, clothing, children's supplies, hygiene products and food.