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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
You Can Help Raise Community Awareness
WHAT: Shine the Light campaign in Livingston County
WHY: To show support for the courage of survivors and to send a message to abusers that we will not tolerate domestic violence in our community
HOW: Display lights and awareness posters in business windows, reception areas or on the front porch of homes
Get Lights & Posters
Lights are available at LACASA for a nominal donation. Campaign posters accompany light purchases and may be hung in windows or on front doors of homes and businesses.
RESIDENTS: Pick up lights at LACASA Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
BUSINESSES: To order lights and posters for delivery, call Nicole Matthews-Creech at 517-548-1350 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Campaign
Our Shine the Light campaign is part of the national Purple Light Nights® movement.
Campaign posters that accompany the lights are available at LACASA with the message: Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community.
This initiative is part of Purple Light Nights®, a national movement to raise awareness about domestic violence. LACASA is the first organization in Michigan to adopt this program.
“We are excited about the response this campaign continues to receive from the community,” said Nicole Matthews-Creech, LACASA Community Education Director. “Supporters are eager to take the shame out of domestic violence by illuminating purple lights that signify hope and courage.
“The campaign sends a message, Creech said. “It shows abusers that we will not tolerate violent behavior. It shows survivors that we honor their courage. And, for those still living with abuse, it shows that support and help are available.”
Each year, LACASA provides crisis shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and critical resources for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault from Livingston County.
“We will have purple lights on display during our candlelight vigil this year,” said Creech. LACASA’s 20th Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in downtown Howell.
“There is power in numbers” Creech said. “We look forward to seeing the county illuminated in purple, the national domestic violence cause color.”
About Purple Light Nights® The Purple Light Nights® campaign was established in 2007 by the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force in Covington, WA. Learn more about the history of this organization and its goal to make Purple Light Nights® a global campaign.