February 18th, 2014 | The Venus Foundation
1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). The National Domestic Violence Hotline
If you witness an attack or hear what you suspect is an attack, call 911. Provide the address, details, and description of what you witnessed. Do not worry that you are “stepping on toes” or “interfering” in someone else’s relationship. Domestic violence is a community issue. You could be saving a life.
Venus Rose Stewart did everything a mother could do to protect her children. In Virginia Venus had a police escort to the airport to return herself, along with her children, to Venus’ parent’s home in Michigan. Venus went through strenuous efforts and obtained an order of protection from the court in Michigan to keep her estranged husband, Douglas Harrie Stewart, away from Venus and her two young daughters. Venus then went back to court on April 19, 2010 and received full custody of her children. Venus Rose Stewart died a week later. On April 26, 2010 Douglas Harrie Stewart abducted and murdered Venus.