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Think purple: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8:50 am

During October you’ll see purple ribbons pinned to clothing, taped to windows, whipping in the wind from car antennas, and tied onto trees in towns all over Trinity County. The ribbons are a shout-out of support for the women, men and youth in the United States who are or were abused in their relationship. The purple ribbons are a declaration that domestic violence is an unacceptable action, a crime, and an abuser’s choice.

Help make your community a safer place to live and grow up in. If you hear domestic violence going on, call 911. If you notice injuries on a family member, neighbor or friend, if you’re both in a safe spot, ask what happened to cause them. If that person needs to get help, there’s a 24-hour crisis line number: 623-HELP, collect OK, for people to talk about any concerns around domestic or dating violence. A phone call, any time day or night, could be a new beginning for a victim of domestic or dating violence.

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