Did you know 74 percent of Texans are affected by domestic violence? It’s a staggering statistic that Capital Metro is now displaying on the side of some buses.
The advertisements are a result of a community partnership between Capital Metro and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The ads, which prominently display the Hotline number, are on the side of three Capital Metro buses. There are also advertisements in English and Spanish inside 100 buses.
The purpose of the ad is to raise public awareness about domestic violence and encourage victims to get help. The Hotline provides anonymous and confidential life-saving support, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals 24 hours a day through a toll-free confidential call center, which is located here in Austin.