Digital Reporter -Jeff Bohen
Each death resulted in headlines telling the tale of the scourge of domestic violence. In total 30 deaths are linked to domestic violence in the Philadelphia region last year.
Yet the violence continues in tragic ways, and as a result on Monday advocates and survivors along with A Woman’s Place (AWP) will host a candlelight vigil at the Bristol Riverside Theater, to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month in a continuing effort to put an end to the brutality.
The vigil begins at 6 pm.
AWP offers services to victims of domestic violence and their children providing them the opportunity to make choices and changes that will lead to safer and healthier living. Staff and volunteers provide them with necessary tools, resources, education, and support that will empower them to move from crisis to flourishing.
Last weekend volunteers and officials painted towns purple to raise awareness about domestic violence bucks county community communities. Purple ribbons were placed along with AWP materials in area businesses, and signs all throughout Doylestown, Quakertown, and Bristol.
For more information on safety services, please call the AWP 24 hour hotline at 800.220.8116