October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and inspire action to help end the major public health crisis of domestic violence.  As part of National Week of Action (October 14-20, 2018), The Interfaith Advisory Council will host An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, October 15, in front of Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby. Co-sponsored by AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), Daya and Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, this multi-faith vigil is in reverent memory of domestic violence victims and in celebration of survivors.

The Interfaith Advisory Council, a group of Houston-area faith leaders and domestic violence agencies, seeks to build awareness about the predominance of family violence in all communities, comfort families who have lost loved ones to domestic violence, hold abusers accountable, and support survivors in beginning new lives.

Representation from all of Houston’s major religions (the Baha’i Faith, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Unitarian Universalism and Zoroastrianism) are taking part in An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope. Faith leaders will read the names of those who have lost their lives to domestic violence this year. Judge Ed Emmett, DA Kim Ogg and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez are also speaking.

To learn more, please visit www.avda-tx.org or call 7(13) 224-9911

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