While people across the country are urged to stay home to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, domestic violence organizations are seeing an uptick in abuse. Health officials stress social distancing to prevent others from becoming sick. However, the isolation from COVID-19 could make victims of domestic violence more vulnerable. Neisha Himes, a domestic violence survivor Read More >
Ashley, 1/3 of the Z-Morning Zoo trio, had the opportunity to sit down with G.R.O.W. founder, Neisha Himes, to discuss surviving domestic violence, advocacy and cool super hero names! Z104’s ‘Hampton Roads Perspectives’ interviews non-profit organizations in the Hampton Roads area to shed a deserving light on their cause, their fight and what you as Read More >
Domestic violence survivor, Neisha Himes, is using her voice to empower women or men to leave toxic relationships. “I have been kicked. I have been hit. I have been broken, but I have never ever been beaten,” said Himes. She admits it was a hard-fought battle to get here. In 2012, she left a toxic Read More >
What if you could predict you were going to be murdered? Experts said strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. They said if you have been strangulated, your chances of being murdered increase significantly. News 3 met up with a woman who shared her experience of being the victim of domestic Read More >
“People don’t like talking about things that either make them think too much or make them feel too much,” asserts Neisha Himes. “They’d rather talk about the safe things and the surface things and not go too deep.” That’s why she favors spoken word poetry—a word-based performance art—for bringing awareness to issues that are important Read More >
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today seven 2019 Voices in Action Award Recipients, who will be honored for their commitment to a national culture where we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence later this month at NCADV’s conference. Awardees include Nusrat Ameen (Lifetime Impact Award), Representatives Karen Bass and Read More >
A 10-year-old girl has been bullied relentlessly, but now a Chesapeake woman is taking action to help her with love. She is sending her a lot of love from Hampton Roads in the form of letters. “She’s been bullied almost daily. Relentlessly, to the point where she hates going to school,” said Neisha Himes, the Read More >
The first time she was hit, she said, the argument was over a text from an ex. Sitting on the edge of the bed, Neisha Himes reached down to get her purse to make a quick exit. Suddenly, she said, he was right there. He hit her with a pillow so hard that she fell Read More >
In a surprise to no one, police have arrested the former boyfriend of Bellamy Gamboa in her slaying and disappearance from her Virginia Beach home. Lamont Johnson told law enforcement he pushed Gamboa down some stairs and then choked her to death. It was that straightforward. It was that vicious.
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