City resources combat domestic violence

Jessica Hainer who described herself as a victim of domestic violence becomes emotional Thursday as she stands with her daughter Shayla 8 during a domestic violence awareness candlelight vigil at the gazebo at Coburn Park on Water Street in Skowhegan

Jessica Hainer who described herself as a victim of domestic violence becomes emotional Thursday as she stands with her daughter Shayla 8 during a domestic violence awareness candlelight vigil at the gazebo at Coburn Park on Water Street in Skowhegan

"It is our hope that this symbolic action by SUNY, together with efforts to "shine the light" on campuses across NY state, helps build awareness about the resources and support available for victims of domestic violence and their loved ones", SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson said in a statement.

There will be a family resource fair at the Haggin Oaks farmers market to help expose the public to some of these programs on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m.

"One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner", stated Hernandez.

Each year in Hawaii, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are harmed by domestic violence. Church and a symbolic lighting of candles in memory of those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

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Alpha Chi Omega and the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center will be sponsoring a fun walk around Johnson Field to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear purple Thursday, Oct. 19, to honor victims and to support survivors of domestic violence.

"We invite everyone to join us to Taking a Stand against Domestic and Sexual Violence in your community in person at these events, or online by sharing a pic of you taking a stand to our Facebook or Twitter pages with the hashtag #takeastand17. Victims need to know that they are not alone, that they need not be ashamed, and that they may be provided with justice". They also operate the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at www.thehotline.org, or by calling 1-800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY).

It's an annual grant that will support different services and programs that address domestic violence against women.

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The 5K and vigil presents at least one way to push back against domestic violence, Rainey said, but people should also be aware of the local Domestic Violence Hotline: 443-865-8031.

NNEDV's website has important safety tips and resources.

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has information for survivors on the Domestic Violence Awareness Project Web site.

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