GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Video of Ray Rice, the now-suspended Baltimore Raven attacking and knocking his wife unconscious, is still dominating national news and sports headlines. It's also bringing the issue of domestic violence to the forefront, including here in West Michigan. Local shelters are seeing an increase in people wanting more information and asking how they can help.
Tara Aday is the director of prevention and education at Safe Haven Ministries, an organization that offers comprehensive domestic abuse services to woman and their children.
"As we are seeing one specific instance in the news around Ray Rice and Janay, we need to realize that domestic violence happens in every community. West Michigan is no exception," Aday said.
She adds she has seen an increase in the number of phone calls to her organization.