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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego County recently designated October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness about the devastating impact of this issue and the variety of services available to its victims and survivors.

Domestic violence includes physical battering, sexual assault, or emotional or psychological abuse.

Pictured from left are Meredith Needham, SAF program manager, OCO Inc.; Judy Egan, SAF house site supervisor, OCO Inc.; Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley, District 9; Christy King, SAF coordinator, OCO Inc.; and Eric Bresee, crisis and development services director, OCO Inc.

Pictured from left are Meredith Needham, SAF program manager, OCO Inc.; Judy Egan, SAF house site supervisor, OCO Inc.; Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley, District 9; Christy King, SAF coordinator, OCO Inc.; and Eric Bresee, crisis and development services director, OCO Inc.

It escalates over time and shows no regard for socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, employment status, physical abilities, age, education, marital status or sexual orientation.

Oswego County Opportunities’ (OCO) Services to Aid Families (SAF) assists and empowers victims of domestic violence and has led a coordinated response in the community with prevention education for at-risk individuals and groups.

Community members are encouraged to “Go Purple” this month and wear the purple ribbon which symbolizes courage, honor, survival and dedication to ending domestic violence.

Program advisors from SAF were at hand for the presentation.

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