As we close out October. The communities, residences, organizations and Centers Against Violence of Tucker County acknowledged October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Purple is the color that is utilized during the month. Purple is a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor, and personal dedication to Domestic Violence Awareness.
If you drove through Parsons, you may have noticed the Awareness Sign on the bridge and the purple bows/ribbons out front of courthouse. During the month the signing of the proclamation was signed on October 17 at City Hall.
Picture includes Right to Left is Officer N. Gidley city police, Kimberly Shaffer Centers Against Violence Tucker Co Advocate for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Bruce Kolsun Mayor of City of Parsons stand in for Judy, Margot Evick Director of Child Advocacy Center, Stormie Meloy Family Advocate Tucker/Randolph, City Police Chief K. Keplinger and city officer R. Rosier. Also, during the month Tucker County schools TCHS and TVEMS participated on purple day to help show awareness.
Domestic Violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systemic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. October is a time to remember and honor all victims, as well as raise awareness to help prevent Domestic Violence. The impact of Domestic Violence directly affects our society across all economic, racial, and societal barriers, and prevention is essential to ending this harmful cycle, continuing to work together we can create a community where people thrive in safe and healthy relationships. Centers Against Violence services are confidential and are provided free of charge.
If you or a loved one needs information, someone to talk to, someone to listen and cares please reach out to 304 478 3338 or 304 940 2444.