BROOKINGS – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter mission is: “Our program supports and involves battered persons of all racial, social, religious and economic groups, ages and lifestyles. We oppose the use of violence as a means of control over others and support equality in relationships and the concept of helping individuals assume power over their own lives. We strive toward becoming an independent, community-based group, which makes major policy and program decisions.”
Today is “Day of Unity.” In October 1981, “Day of Unity” was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
The shelter is asking the community to turn on porch lights tonight in mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence.
Residents are asked to turn those porch lights on, take a picture and post on social media if able and tag the Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter.