This is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. The Women’s Resource Center’s Colleen Arnold says they have displays with information, buttons and purple and white ribbons around town and in the schools. She explains the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Rochelle Squires stated as we reflect on this issue I’m sure most of us can think of family members, friends, co-workers who have dealt with domestic violence. We know the most dangerous time for individuals experiencing domestic violence is when one partner decides to leave the other so she urges all of us to reach out to the people around us and check on each other and if we know people who are using abusive behavior reach out to them too, let them know you are concerned and encourage them to seek help, don’t remain silent.
Arnold reminds you they will be holding their annual Take Back The Night event on November 25th at 5:15 in Pioneer Square on Main Street.