Local organizations receive $55K to help victims of domestic violence

Jessica Hainer who described herself as a victim of domestic violence helps to light the candle of her daughter Shayla 8 during a domestic violence awareness candlelight vigil Thursday at the gazebo at Coburn Park on Water Street in Skowhegan

Local organizations receive $55K to help victims of domestic violence

Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, they are asking that people wear purple on Oct.19, which is also Tarleton State University Purple Thursday.

The coalition was created to bring advocates who were working hard to end violence against women and children across the nation together.

Sisters Andrell and Aydrell Washington held two of several signs at Tuesday's domestic violence awareness vigil in South Boston organized by the Tri-County Community Action Agency's Domestic and Sexual Violence Program.

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$10,000 for YWCA Binghamton to provide domestic violence services to the community, including shelter and counseling.

The organization has a number of services that are free and confidential to all victims of any crime. We can help you with counseling, housing and resources to keep you and your loved ones safe. Human nature is for us to pretend that it doesn't happen in our community and that it doesn't happen to people we know.

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New Hope outlines what is considered abuse and domestic violence on their Grant County page. Winners will be chosen each week and prizes have been donated by KDRM and KBSN.

"We're a 24-hour operation and we meet a lot of these clients right in the emergency room", said Raini Baudendistel, Crime Victims Assistance Center Executive Director.

Although domestic violence and dating abuse are often hidden from friends and family, when a domestic abuse survivor decides to finally seek help, there are services available to help her/him escape and heal from the abuse.

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