November 2, 2022, Birmingham, AL – YWCA Central Alabama’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month series made significant progress in the effort to end domestic violence and provide aid to the victims and survivors. The educational series, themed Centering Survivors, increased the visibility of domestic violence issues and raised awareness of the imperative resources and services available to the public. Events in the series include the In Her Shoes Simulation, Candlelight Vigil for families affected by domestic violence, YWe Talk: Centering Survivors and more. The events stood to inform, empower, and educate the community about the signs of domestic violence and the resources available to victims and survivors through the YWCA, such as legal, shelter, counseling, support, family law, prevention and outreach and victim/survivor assistance.
“YWCA Central Alabama understands that the fight to end domestic violence does not end after October. Domestic violence is an ongoing issue, and YWCA will continue to bring awareness to this cause and generate support for people who are affected by domestic violence.” – Dr. LaRhonda Magras, CEO of YWCA Central Alabama
YWCA also provides advocates to assist victims in navigating the many decisions and barriers faced as a result of domestic violence and provides information about navigating the court system and Protection from Abuse Orders. YWCA Domestic Violence Services advocates are located at YWCA Central Alabama’s downtown headquarters, outreach offices in Blount and St. Clair counties, Jefferson County DHR, Jefferson County Family Court and One Place Family Justice Center. To speak with someone at YWCA regarding domestic violence, call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at (205) 322-4878 (HURT).
YWCA Central Alabama is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.