Every October, the nation observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) to bring light to an issue that affects all communities. Every 9 seconds, a woman is battered in the U.S. One in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives.
To raise awareness about domestic violence, BHcare’s The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS) will hold a vigil to honor survivors and remember the victims of domestic violence. The candlelight vigil will be held on Tuesday, October 9 at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo at Huntington Center Green, Shelton. In the event of rain, the vigil will be held at Huntington Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 19 Church St.