WKU's Counseling and Testing Center and Barren River Area Safe Space (BRASS) proclaimed National Domestic Violence Awareness month today.
One Bowling Green City Commissioner saw the most extreme domestic violence first-hand. His sister was killed by her husband in 1969, and he says the effects of domestic violence never go away.
"It effects families. It effects children for lifetimes. This happened when I was fifteen years old. I'm now 58. Obviously, it still effects you," said Bowling Green City Commissioner Bill Waltrip.
Waltrip said one in four women experience domestic violence, and that rate is highest in women age 16 to 24.
WKU Counseling and Testing Center and BRASS will be holding several events throughout the month to bring awareness to the issue.
Tomorrow there will be a proclamation signing at the WKU-Glasgow campus. On Oct. 16, There will be a "1 in 4" display from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. in the Garrett Conference Center lobby, and on Oct. 30 they will hold a "reading of the names" ceremony at 6p.m. at the parking lot across from the Warren County Justice Center in downtown Bowling Green.
WKU will be collecting cell phones for victims of domestic violence for BRASS. You can donate cell phones at WKU Health Services, the Learning Assistance Center at South Campus, the Garrett Conference Center lobby, and the Counseling and Testing Center in Potter Hall.