Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved as a Day of Unity in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In October 1981, the first Domestic Violence Awareness was observed. The observance was designed to connect battered women, children and families with advocates and services to aid in puting an end to domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence […]

  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month but a crisis happens in most cases every other minute.  What is domestic violence? A pattern of abusive behaviors used by one individual over the other to have power and control over them.  These behaviors leave the victim afraid and fearing for their life.  This power and control by […]

Via:  TimeDispatch.com By Melissa Ruggieri This year’s recipients of the YWCA Outstanding Women Awards were announced this morning at the organization’s downtown office. The 10 winners were selected from more than 80 nominees. Criteria included impact on the community, leadership skills, personal and professional achievement and commitment to the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower […]