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Vigil to Honor and Remember Survivors and Victims of Domestic Violence
Posted on September 15th, 2014

New Haven, CT (September 2014) The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence affects all ages, races, socioeconomic, educational, religious, and occupational segments of our society.  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.
In an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, BHcare’s The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services will hold a vigil to honor and remember survivors and victims of domestic violence.
The 15th Annual Sound of Hope will be held on Wednesday, October 8 at 1:00 pm at Long Wharf Pier, New Haven, CT.  The ceremony will feature testimony by a survivor, and a reading of names of those who lost their lives to domestic violence in the last year. Participants will receive a flower to throw into the harbor. Each flower represents the hopes and struggles of the survivors as they work to end violence in their lives, and also honors those whose lives have been lost due to domestic violence.
 
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 7,000 abused women and their children walk through the door of UCDVS looking for shelter, help and hope. Learn more at bhcare.org.
 


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