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The Laurel Center: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

19 October 2017


We were in the studio today with Cindy & Kasey from The Laurel Center talking about an important topic: domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Cindy & Kasey filled us in on all the services (they’re not just a shelter anymore) that The Laurel Center offers to victims of domestic violence & sexual assault. We also talked about how you can support them financially, through volunteerism, physical donations and most importantly by recognizing and supporting those in our community who are victim of domestic violence.

Cindy invited our listeners to their Candlelight Vigil tonight from 7pm – 8pm on the Courthouse steps in Winchester. You can hear stories from survivors and music from Sherando High School Choir. You can also purchase a ticket to their upcoming Empty Bowl Fundraiser happening on Friday, November 10 from 5pm – 7pm at Fellowship Bible Church located at 3217 Middle Road in Winchester.

We continued our discussion after the show went off the air and Kasey talked about specific situations, what signs you can look for if you or a friend, family member or coworker may be being abused and what you can do to help them, get them help or remove them from the abusive situation. We also talked about the process once the victim has made the decision to leave the situation. Kasey also told us about the reasons – many of them valid – for why so many stay in an abusive relationship or situation.

For more information about The Laurel Center, visit their website: http://www.thelaurelcenter.org/

You can also call their 24-hour hotline at: 540-667-6466


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