October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Silent Witness Project

Silent Witnesses at the 2009 Candle Light VigilOne out of every four adult women are victims of domestic violence at some point during their lifetimes. Domestic violence affects both men and women; it affects people of all ages, races, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, genders, educational backgrounds and incomes. Domestic violence affects our home lives, schools and workplaces.

A Safe Place positions life-size wooden figures around Nantucket to make people aware of this growing problem. Even in our own community over the last few years, hotline calls, after-hours crisis responses and individuals seeking support have doubled. We hope that our “Silent Witness” figures will help educate the community about this serious issue and inspire change as we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

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