Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins with Empowerment Walk

Domestic violence is on the rise not only nationally but also in Utah and Cache Valley. Jill Anderson, Executive Director of CAPSA (Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse), says her organization is working hard to turn those statistics around. Anderson says several activities are planned for October which is designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “We’re actually kicking off the month October first with a ‘Steppin’ Out Against Domestic Violence’ project that we are working on with the local Cache County Coalition Against Domestic Violence,” Anderson says. “It’s a candle-light vigil that will start at Merlin Olsen Park and walk up to the old court house on Main Street.” Anderson says everyone will meet at 5 p.m. at the pavilion where the Empowerment Walk will begin. She says fundraising is also underway for the first phase of Independence Place, a new transitional housing project for victims of domestic violence.

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