USI holds 5th annual event encouraging conversation about domestic violence

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 13, 2017

The Haywood County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Elder Abuse Task Force encourages everyone to wear something purple on Thursday, Oct. 19t, to show support for healthy relationships, everyone's right.

The coalition was created to bring advocates who were working hard to end violence against women and children across the nation together.

And listeners who want to become donors, we are returning to morning guests chatting about what is happening in Our Community, but that doesn't mean you can't donate online if you want to, look for the orange "Donate Now" button above.

They have information and referrals for other services such as legal service, financial help, counseling, housing, employment and medical care. All programs and services are free and confidential, including emergency prevention education and empowerment programs.

New Hope outlines what is considered abuse and domestic violence on their Grant County page.

For the week leading up to Wear Purple Day, many trees in the downtown Waynesville area and Canton will have purple ribbons and bows attached, along with a flyer about October 19.

The signs, "happy" and "hope", could refer to the elimination of circumstances leading to domestic violence. Winners will be chosen each week and prizes have been donated by KDRM and KBSN.

If you would like a speaker to present to your group or organization, you can call office at 509-764-8402.

Call the 24-hour hotline at 866- 934-4357.

In Virginia, a total of 1,575 victims were served in one day during 2016, according to Taeshae Traynham, domestic violence sexual assault case manager for Tri-County Community Action Agency.

You can find out more by visiting their website.

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