NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Tonight at 7pm, a local agency will be hosting a Candlelight Vigil to honor those who survived domestic violence in Monument Square Park, located at the corner of George Street and Livingston Avenue.
The vigil will feature survivors and other speakers who will address the public on potential solutions to the epidemic of domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. New Brunswick will also be the site of a large march against domestic violence on Saturday October 18.
“Join us in honor of all those who have been impacted by domestic violence,” announces the vigil’s Facebook page. The event is free and open to the public, and hosted by city-based Women Aware.
Women Aware, located at 250 Livingston Avenue, is a Domestic Violence agency for all of Middlesex County dedicated to serving the survivors of domestic violence and their family members.
“Our mission is to end domestic violence in the lives of women, children, and men,” reads the organization’s website. Its mission is “to change societal attitudes and institutions that promote and condone violence through public policy, advocacy, education, and programs and services that promote lives free of abuse.”
If you are in need of assistance, please call Women Aware’s 24-hr hotline at 732-249-4504.
To find out more on becoming a volunteer for Domestic Violence Response, PALS Child Activities, or Legal Advocacy, fill out a request form online. or call 732-249-4900.
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