RC designates October for domestic violence awareness

RC designates October for domestic violence awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but many people are not aware that domestic violence involves more than physical contact.

With "so many deserving Bronx-based domestic violence programs to choose from", narrowing it down to two charities wasn't easy, but Lozada chose the organizations after careful "vetting".

The month-long campaign seeks to not only link victims to community resources, but also to call on bystanders to end the excuses and lack of action.

Domestic violence happens in the Upper Peninsula and nationwide every day. "About six years ago, MS was the fifth worse state in the nation in the number of domestic violence incidents". By getting the topic out in the forefront, domestic violence will have nowhere to hide.

At all of the ceremonies, law enforcement put purple ribbons on their vehicles in support of domestic violence survivors and to show that police take a zero tolerance stand on the crime. Last year, HCWC served 1,872 victims of abuse (face-to-face) from Hays and Caldwell Counties. Sponsored by Gender Equity Center, Centre County Women's Resource Center, Panhellenic Council, and Residence Life.

"I love everything about helping people in the process of domestic violence", Wall said.

Douglas County District Attorney Mark Fruehauf and Mayor Jim Paine spoke along with Police Chief Nicholas Alexander at Monday's kickoff event.

Blackmon says her services are not just for women.

That is why the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are engaged in the critical work of funding domestic violence shelters and hotlines. Our speakers will share vital information about how to support and assist survivors with sensitivity and understanding on their personal journey's to recovery and healing.

This vigil, which will be held at 6 p.m.at the Monroe Town Hall gazebo, will honor those who have been impacted by intimate partner violence, raise awareness and inspire hope that the cycle of violence can be broken.

Wear Purple Day: On Oct. 19, wear purple - the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month - and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you, #PurpleThursday.