Montclair, NJ – Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.), an Essex County-based domestic violence advocacy organization, invites the community to gather in Montclair’s Crane Park on Monday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. in honor of those who have experienced domestic violence in their lives. We light candles to raise awareness and to promote advocacy to work to eradicate domestic violence.

This event will focus on remembering our loved ones, supporting survivors, promoting unity within the community, and providing focus for those seeking support. Participants can bring their own candles or flashlights, but S.O.F.I.A. will also provide candles to attendees.

Crane Park is located just north of Bloomfield Avenue, at the intersection of Glenridge Avenue and Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. We will gather for the vigil at 6:30 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 7:30 p.m.

About S.O.F.I.A.: Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that provides advocacy, supportive services and referrals for temporary housing to "at risk" women and children of domestic violence. Our mission is to provide domestic violence victims and survivors with assistance and encourage them to be positive, self-sufficient and successful.