October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Tuesday night, survivors, and supporters, joined in a show of light to promote awareness of domestic abuse.
Many of the women at the candle light vigil shared their personal stories, as they asked the community to support those who are suffering from abuse.
The vigil was hosted by the Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. BRASS an organization that works to help victims of domestic abuse.
If you are someone you love are living with abuse, you can call the BRASS hotline for help at 1-800-928-1183.
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
- The intent was to connect battered women's advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.
- In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed.
- In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress.
- If you need immediate assistance, dial 911 or contact your local police station.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233.
- Contact the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence nearest you: View List Here
How are you being treated?
- Answer questions from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence HERE.
Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence