Advocacy and Resource Center observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Sheridan Media


First observed in October 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month gives the nation a chance to come together, speak out about the many domestic violence issues in its region, and promote the efforts of organizations and individuals who work so hard to defend the victims.

The Sheridan Advocacy and Resource Center helps victims of all violent crimes. Many of the people they work with are victims of domestic or spousal abuse. During her appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, the Centre’s Executive Director, Yvonne Swanson explained to listeners much of her duties and those of her team, listening and empathizing with victims of violent crime. .

Y. Swanson

As federal and state funding cuts to organizations like the Advocacy and Resource Center, Swanson said it’s the communities that continue to support their efforts to help victims.

Y. Swanson

In October, the Sheridan Advocacy and Resource Center will host a series of events to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month and raise funds to continue the work of advocates, helping men, women and children in Sheridan County who might otherwise face the challenges of domestic violence. violence and victimization alone.

Swanson believes in having fun and sharing laughter while spending time together and raising funds for the center and encourages everyone to wear the color purple – the official color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month .

Starting at 7 p.m. on October 5, the Black Tooth Brewery will host bingo games with 20% of the card costs going to the Defense and Resource Center. Swanson suggests arriving early to guarantee a spot.

From 7-10 p.m. on Friday, October 7, at Ramda by Wyndham, Skits & Giggles will provide local entertainment and laughs. Tickets are $25 at the door. Snacks will be provided and the event includes a cash bar. The events will also include a 50/50 elimination game and Heads and Tails with a prize.

The March Against Domestic Violence will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 at Grinnell Plaza. The march will go up Main Street to the courthouse. Participants will hear a survivor of domestic violence tell her story. And the Advocacy and Resource Center will announce the 2022 Advocacy in Action recipient.

Find more or contact the Advocacy and Resource Center at 307-672-7471. Or click here.



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