HAWTHORNE, NJ - Wednesday evening, the Domestic Violence Response Team held a candlelight vigil at the Municipal Building to stand in solidarity with the victims and families of domestic abuse.  "October is domestic violence month," Joni Huston of the Hawthorne DVRT told TAPinto Hawthorne.  "We lit candles to guide our way to a violence free community and endless cycle of abuse for future generations.  Our Domestic Violence Response Team and Hawthorne's response to victims help them through a difficult situation.  The Domestic Violence Response Team supports the victims and families through programs to increase awareness, scholarships, food gift cards for victims, clothes, and the team supplies the guidance and information for any other need a victim has."

Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were on hand at the vigil as well, wearing a special uniform patch highlighting Domestic Violence Month.  "We are very lucky Hawthorne has the most active DVRT Team in Passaic County," Huston said.  "We also have a wonderful police department that is there to help and support us and victims to accomplish this mission to end domestic violence."

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