Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Borough Asks For A Call to Action

first_imgBaisden read the proclamation in place of Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce who was absent at Tuesday’s meeting: “Stopping this cycle of violence requires not only the resolve and courage of survivors, but also support and involvement from all of us. On the Kenai Peninsula Borough encourage all citizens to dedicate themselves to learning about how to reduce domestic violence; and further encourage everyone to support the domestic violence programs in our community, including the LeeShore and Haven House.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Borough Mayor Chief of Staff James Baisden presented a proclamation to representatives from the LeeShore Center at the borough meeting on Tuesday. To unite and empower victims, raise awareness, and stand up to what many see as an epidemic, October is National Domestic Violence Month, a designation initiated in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Each October since 1981, Americans have paused to consider the impacts of domestic violence and seek new strategies to end the conflict to make sure no one feels unsafe in their own home. Domestic violence, however, is pervasive in Alaska and nationwide. Physical, verbal, and emotional abuse in domestic relationships and households affects millions of Americans each year. In support of the national effort, Governor Mike Dunleavy has also proclaimed October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Alaska. Dunleavy: “It’s important to this administration that victims and survivors of domestic violence know that they are not alone. The State of Alaska is here to ensure their safety, provide support, and make every effort to stop and prevent domestic violence through education and counseling for victims and offenders alike.”last_img

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