Friday, September 20, 2013

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each October, the Domestic Violence Program hosts ceremonies in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  These events are called a "Candlelighting Ceremony."  Each county where we offer services,  hosts an event and each one is different -  but each have a time to light candles in memory of those who have suffered the effects of Domestic Violence.  Each event also recognizes those who have survived and those working to end the abuse.

Please mark your calendars now to attend one of these meaningful events.  Show your support to the survivors, to the families of those who suffered and died and to those volunteers and staff members, working each day to make a difference.

 

Shelby County - Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 205 West Main, Shelbyville. Come join with us for a short service to recognize those who suffer and have suffered from family abuse. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

Macon County - Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m., St. John=s Episcopal Church, 130 W. Eldorado. Decatur. At this event, we will mourn for those who have suffered and died from domestic violence and celebrate with the survivors. Please join us and take a stand in helping put an end to this despicable crime!

DeWitt County - Monday, October 21, 7:00 p.m., Clinton Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Moultrie County - Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, Sullivan. There will be refreshments provided by the CADV following the service.

 

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