October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jennifer Fopma, executive director at the Battle Creek-based Safe Place shelter tells The Richard Piet Show they're dealing with 40 percent more domestic violence cases over last year.

As well, Fopma says, that's after a similar increase the year before.

Hear the entire interview by clicking the video below. Also, click here for information on the upcoming Walk A Mile In Her Shoes & 5K Fun Run on October 24.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.