EASTON, Conn. -- The public is invited to help remember the victims of domestic violence at a candlelight vigil held by The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County at the Easton Community Center on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Each October, to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County holds candlelight vigils in Easton and other towns throughout the county.
“We hold the vigils at dusk, to honor all victims of domestic abuse,” President & CEO of The Center Debra A. Greenwood said in a statement. “It’s a time to remember this year’s victims and survivors, and a chance for those who are suffering to understand that we are here to help them. It is our hope that the vigils will make victims strong enough to speak to us privately and learn about our free and confidential services.”
This is the first year The Center has scheduled a vigil in each of the towns it serves. Every 15 seconds a bell will be rung to remind us that domestic abuse occurs every 15 seconds.
Each vigil will feature speakers, including elected officials, and staff from The Center describing the services they offer and the steps you or someone you know can take if he or she is a victim of abuse.
The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County Inc. has been helping those in crisis for 116 years, providing free, confidential, bilingual services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault who live in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
The Easton Community Center is located at 364 Sport Hill Road.
For more information, visit the Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County website.