October is domestic violence month

October is domestic violence month

"On behalf of women everywhere and especially those that have been victims of domestic violence, it is with great honor and pride that I read this proclamation into the record", he said at the October 4 meeting before walking out sporting shorts and pumps with his business jacket and tie.

YWCA Pierce County has made a decision to hold Domestic Violence Action Month in hopes of changing the way people see and talk about domestic violence and ending the stigma surrounding rape.

A New Hope Center, Rise Domestic Violence Services, and the YWCA will all get $10,000 and the Crime Victims Assistance Center will receive $25,000. On Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Kilworth Memorial Chapel at the University of Puget Sound will host a night of stories from domestic violence survivors. "They could come and just participate in the vigil and they don't even have to do the run".

"That's 1,000 people that live in Carroll County that experienced domestic violence and were courageous enough to report", she said.

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The event aims to raise awareness about domestic violence and educate men and boys about preventing sexual assault and violence against women.

"Our advocacy work at family court keeps families safe and this keeps our community safe because domestic violence isn't always contained in the household", said Barren. "Friends and families, local community members, victims' advocates, law enforcement and prosecutors, we all stand with those who need our help to survive and overcome, to see that offenders are stopped and punished, and to remember and honor those who were lost", said Attorney General Marshall.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, about 20,000 phone calls to domestic violence hotlines are made daily nationwide.

"Public awareness is a vital weapon against domestic violence". Both services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "It's part of the mission to make sure everyone feels empowered to say, 'It's OK if you are not ready, but when you are, here's a number a call'". It occurs on college campuses across the nation, and women ages 16-24 are most likely to experience intimate partner violence.

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