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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Valley Vigil to Honor and Remember Victims of Domestic Violence

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Shelton = Every October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is observed to bring to light an issue that effects all of our communities. Every 9 seconds, a woman is battered in the U.S. One in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives.
 
To raise awareness about domestic violence, BHcare’s The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS) will hold a vigil to honor and remember survivors and victims of domestic violence on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 pm at the Gazebo at Huntington Center Green, Shelton, CT. Chief Kevin Hale, Ansonia Police Department will be the keynote speaker. The vigil will also include recognition of law enforcement officials and community members.
 
For more information about the vigil, or about domestic violence services call (203) 736-2601, ext. 1381, or visit www.bhcare.org. If you need immediate assistance, please call our 24-hour domestic violence hotline 1-888-774-2900.
 
UCDVS is a program of BHcare that provides services for victims and children of domestic violence free of charge. Each year, over 6,000 abused women and their children walk through the door of UCDVS looking for shelter, help and hope. Learn more at bhcare.org.
 
(This is a press release from BH Care)

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