C.A.R.E. of Atchison County, Inc., as part of a national movement to prevent and end domestic violence in Atchison County, recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. C.A.R.E will be hosting their 10th annual candlelight vigil Wednesday, October 4, 2017, on the front steps of the east side of the Atchison County Courthouse in Rock Port Missouri. Everyone is invited to attend the vigil, which will begin at 6 p.m.
October is a time for all Americans to recognize and join in the life-changing work that supports and empowers survivors of domestic abuse. Together we can mitigate the costs of these crimes on our society by supporting local services, holding offenders accountable, and increase prevention education.
This month in particular, we have a special opportunity to make sure that every member of our community – survivors and their families, advocates, law enforcement officers, the courts, and all Missourians – have the tools, resources, information and support to prevent and end domestic violence.
To join in this month’s activities and help make a difference for survivors, contact C.A.R.E. of Atchison County, Inc., Teresa or Nikki, Victim Advocates, at 660-744-9966.