FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2015
Contact: Kim Dimmett
OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Awareness Events Support Domestic Violence Prevention
Galveston, TX – This October, The Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County (RCC) is launching an outreach and education campaign to highlight National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) benefitting victims of domestic violence in Galveston County.
“Our agency is committed to promoting the safety, well-being, and best interest of victims of family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse,” said Bonnie Martin, Executive Director of RCC. “It’s exciting to see how far we have come after 36 years of serving victims in Galveston County. We’re no longer just talking about services, but how to make real social change to advocate for the prevention of this epidemic violence that impacts the entire community.”
DVAM is an opportunity for domestic violence organizations to connect with the community through meaningful awareness raising events. RCC is proud to be part of a coordinated effort by all corners of the community – law enforcement, advocates, community groups, and schools – to declare domestic violence will not be tolerated in our community. Upcoming events directly benefitting RCC include:
- All month long RCC Resale shops in Galveston, La Marque and League City will display an educational domestic violence exhibit M-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12pm-4pm;
- October 15th – Yoga at Stewart Beach with Yoga Haven from 6p-7pm (free with a donation of cleaning supplies or personal hygiene product); and,
- October 8th – The League City Police Department will host a Candlelight Vigil and collect donations from 7pm-8pm.
RCC is always seeking volunteers to provide medical accompaniment and advocate services. For more information on volunteering and events, please visit: http://rccgc.org/
The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County (RCC) is the only organization in the region that provides victims of sexual assault and family violence with therapeutic services, legal services, case management, medical accompaniment and residential services. Additional opportunities for our clients to become self-sufficient include educational support and guidance, financial planning, job skill training, and daycare assistance. RCC’s 24-hour crisis hotline provides confidential support services for victims of family violence and sexual assault: 1 (888) 919-7233 (SAFE).