Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.
On October 15th, 6pm, at The River Community Church Conference Center there will be a benefit for The City Center to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and its direct connection to homelessness for women and children.
Join us and help “Take the Punch Out of Domestic Violence” with an informative, inspirational and thought provoking evening featuring championship boxer and domestic violence survivor, Maureen Shea. “Each year more than 4 million women suffer physical abuse by their partners; much of this violence is witnessed by young children. More than 1/3rd of the homeless women and children in Ventura are homeless trying to escape from domestic abuse in their homes. The City Center is committed to assisting these broken families and rebuilding lives. The goal is to raise $10,000 to renovate and dedicate a “Purple Room” specifically to house a family in need”, reports Jim Duran, Executive Director.
Thanks to the compassionate members of the Oxnard Women’s Monday Club for scoring a “Knock Out” for homelessness and domestic violence as our “Purple Room” Title Sponsor. The Oxnard Monday Club has sponsored a room to house homeless domestic violence victims and their children.
For more info or to purchase tickets, please DM me or visit www.thecitycenter.org #charkeygraphics #charmmunity #domesticviolence #awareness #dontbeavictim #maureenshea #knuckleheadz