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MCC Co-Sponsors Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness

Candlelight vigil planned at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

 

Join the 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council for a Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 on the Woodstock Square in downtown Woodstock. The vigil will be held in rain or shine.

The candlelight vigil theme is “If Even a Single Family Suffers It’s Too Many” and is in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Entertainment will feature guitarist and singer Julie Gibson.

Anyone is welcome to show their support of domestic violence awareness efforts in McHenry County. The purpose of the event is to remember those who have been hurt by domestic abuse, including survivors and family members and to boost awareness of the devastation that domestic abuse can cause individuals, their families, and friends.

The purpose of the 22nd Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC) is to establish a forum to improve the system-wide, professional and community response to family violence.  The FVCC partners with other organizations for educating and preventing domestic abuse, along with coordinating intervention and services for victims, and training for service providers.

Sponsors of the candlelight vigil include: McHenry County College, Direct Counseling, McHenry County Crisis Program, and Turning Point.

For more information, contact Bev Thomas, coordinator of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council, at 815-479-7792 or email her at bthomas@mchenry.edu.

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