SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Ties Ribbons Around Forsyth Park Live Oaks
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, October 1, SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by tying purple ribbons around the Live Oak trees in Forsyth Park.
“Our shelter has been tying these ribbons for about 18 years now,” said Cheryl Branch, executive director. “We wanted to do something very visual to remind people purple is the color for domestic violence and we wanted victims to feel like they hadn’t been forgotten.”
The National Network to End Domestic Violence encourages citizens to wear purple, which is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The ribbons will remain in Forsyth Park until the end of October.
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Founded in 1979, SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization committed to preventing domestic violence, protecting victims and promoting positive change for families in need in our community. SAFE Shelter operates a 48-bed emergency shelter for victims of intimate partner violence and their children. All services are provided at no cost to the victim regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, immigration status, culture or religion. Leading to safe and stable lives, services include courtroom advocacy, counseling services and case management. In the shelter’s long history, no one who has been actively involved with our services or programs has been killed by his/her abuser. For more information on SAFE Shelter, visit safeshelter.org or call 912.629.0026. To reach the 24-hour crisis line, call 912.629.8888.
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