Lynchburg mayor signs proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The mayor of the Hill City signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Lynchburg.

The proclamation was signed Tuesday by Lynchburg Mayor Mary Jane Dolan at the YWCA of Central Virginia.

A statement from the YWCA says domestic violence strikes one family in the United States every nine seconds. Abuse includes physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and financial abuse and threats of abuse between people in a close relationship.

“A proclamation is a powerful and important statement by leaders in government at all levels to let the public know about an issue or cause, especially one of great importance to the community. YWCA of Central Virginia is extremely grateful to the Mayor for her support of their work. YWCA’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program works closely with city officials and law enforcement to make sure victims receive the services they need in crisis, including the community’s only safe emergency shelters and 24/7 crisis hotline, as well as prevention-focused programs and training throughout the community.  “

YWCA of Central Virginia

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, there is help. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE.

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