WARREN, NJ - Safe + Sound Somerset, a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to serving those whose lives have been impacted by domestic abuse, will observe October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month with its 29th annual Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren Township Town Hall, 46 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ, 07059. A domestic abuse survivor will share her courageous and inspiring story; community leaders will address the consequences of abuse beyond the victims: on family and friends, neighborhoods and places of work and worship.
To bear silent witness to the impact of domestic violence in our communities, we will walk through a display of life-size silhouettes representing the 37 individuals who have been murdered in domestic abuse-related incidents in Somerset County since 1976, and read from their biographies of lives interrupted.
The staff and volunteers of Safe+Sound Somerset invite Somerset County residents to join them at this Candlelight Vigil to remember those who have lost their lives and celebrate those who have overcome many obstacles to proudly proclaim, "I am a survivor."
About National Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October is a time to bring greater attention to the menace of domestic abuse; to break the cycle of abuse and let survivors be heard. Every 9 seconds a woman is abused in the United States; in Somerset County alone, at any given moment, there are 42,000 individuals suffering in domestic abuse relationships. Be an agent of change in our community by standing up and saying "No more!"
About Safe+Sound Somerset - Founded in 1978, Safe+Sound Somerset is the only non-profit organization in Somerset County exclusively dedicated to serving those whose lives have been impacted by domestic abuse. Safe+Sound Somerset provides comprehensive domestic violence services including a 24-hour call or text hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, legal advocacy and domestic violence response teams. If you or someone you know needs help, please call or text our 24-hour, confidential hotline at 866-685-1122. For more information, visit www.safe-sound.org.