Our Sister's Place was drawn in the wildcard round in this year's Great Charity Challenge and we were presented $8000 for the great work we do. Our Sister's Place is grateful for this donation to support our services for individuals experiencing domestic violence. Great Charity Challenge thank you for your generous support of charities in Palm Beach County.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October, 1981. The intent was to connect advocates across the country who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state and national level. The programs and events were as varied and diverse as the program sponsors but had common themes:
· Mourning those who have died because of domestic violence
· Celebrating those who have survived
· Connecting those who work to end violence
These themes remain a key focus of Domestic Violence Awareness Month events today. In October, 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. A full month of activities and events reaffirms our dedication to ending domestic violence in our community so that no one suffers the pain and hardship that domestic violence creates.
In 2015, Palm Beach County lost 11 individuals to domestic violence and there were over 5,500 reported incidents. We must continue to raise awareness and provide prevention education as well as increase the availability of critical immediate assistance programs and long term resources so that survivors can rebuild their lives.
Our Sister’s Place, Inc. is proud to sponsor our 4th annual “Shine A Light On Domestic Violence” Awareness Event on October 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Jupiter Lighthouse. Please join us and our guest speakers as we stand strong with victims and survivors and proudly partake in our own Domestic Violence Awareness Month activity. We stand together with all those who work so hard to end domestic violence and ask you to “Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence” with us as well.
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First Published in the Beacon Magazine
In 2014 there were 4,987 reported incidents of domestic violence in Palm Beach County. This is 1/7th of the actual number of incidents that occurred in our communities. There were 11 individuals who died at the hands of someone they thought loved them. We mourn these senseless deaths along with all those who have died so tragically throughout the world.
There will be a worldwide moment of silence on October 1 at 11 a.m. to remember and honor these victims. At the local level, Our Sister’s Place, Inc. is sponsoring an event on October 15 at 8 p.m. at Harbourside Place in Jupiter to raise awareness and join together to end domestic violence in our community. Please join us as we “Shine A Light” on domestic violence. Together we can take a stand, show our support and be a part of the solution!