Ep. 7 Meghan Verikas: Surviving the Unimaginable
A staged kidnapping, a murder for hire scheme, and a story of survival. This week we sit down with domestic violence survivor, Meghan Verikas to unpack her truly unimaginable story of escaping her high-profile abuser. Meghan is a long time Crime Stoppers of Houston partner and friend, a survivor leader, and a wealth of knowledge about domestic violence. After our interview with Meghan, we talk with Expert Contributor, Amy Smith to discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Month and what we can do as a community to support victims and survivors.
More About Meghan:
Meghan’s story has garnered national media attention over the years due to its shocking nature. One of our beloved media partners, Andrea Canning has done a series of stories on Meghan starting in 2018. You can view Meghan’s Dateline segments by clicking the images below.
More About Amy:
Amy is currently the Deputy Directory at the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. She is a true expert in her field and an incredible advocate for both victims and survivors of domestic violence. Amy has graciously written a blog post to further discuss Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 pandemic and you can find that here.
Learn more about the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council:
If you are a surviving victim or family member of a victim seeking further assistance, please contact our Director of Victim Services & Victim Advocacy, Andy Kahan at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, call 911!
National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7
· Call or TTY 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
· If you are unable to speak safely, log onto thehotline.org or text “LOVIES” to 22522
Local Houston Domestic Violence resources:
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