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Letters: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to reinforce the idea that violence and abuse are behaviors that should not be tolerated in our communities, homes, schools and work places at anytime of the year.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to reinforce the idea that violence and abuse are behaviors that should not be tolerated in our communities, homes, schools and work places at anytime of the year.

October is a time to reflect on those whose lives have been changed forever due to the violence at another's hands. Hundreds of individuals in Minnesota live their lives on a daily basis fearing the one's they love and feeling they have nowhere to turn.

Twenty women and 12 children were murdered in Minnesota in 2006 as a result of domestic violence. At least 29 children were left motherless due to their mothers' domestic violence murders. Here at Headwaters Intervention Center we provided advocacy services to 405 battered women in 2006.

We encourage everyone to take time to remember those that lost their lives to violence, those that have survived the battle and are now dealing with the struggles of everyday life in moving on and to honor those that work to end the violence.

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If you would like more information on ways you can help or to set up a presentation to your church group, school, work place or civic organization, please call the center at 732-7413.

Audrey Iverson

Headwaters Intervention Center executive director

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