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County Legislature Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From left are Shane Broadwell, District 17; Lisa Evaneski, SUNY Oswego Title IX Coordinator; Jennifer Torrese, ARISE Manager of Community Services; Jake West, SAF Advocate; Thomas Drumm, District 16; Committee Chair Daniel LeClair, District 8; Sara Gozzi, SAF Advocate; Dan Kelley, Director of OCO Crisis and Development Services; Jackie Guglielmo, SAF Program Manager; Kelsey Gillett, SAF Advocate; Sabine Ingerson, Director ARISE Oswego County Offices; Shawn Doyle, District 3; Heather DelConte, District 18; Sara Sunday, Administer, Oswego County Office for the Aging; John Proud, District 7; and Tim Stahl, District 20.
From left are Shane Broadwell, District 17; Lisa Evaneski, SUNY Oswego Title IX Coordinator; Jennifer Torrese, ARISE Manager of Community Services; Jake West, SAF Advocate; Thomas Drumm, District 16; Committee Chair Daniel LeClair, District 8; Sara Gozzi, SAF Advocate; Dan Kelley, Director of OCO Crisis and Development Services; Jackie Guglielmo, SAF Program Manager; Kelsey Gillett, SAF Advocate; Sabine Ingerson, Director ARISE Oswego County Offices; Shawn Doyle, District 3; Heather DelConte, District 18; Sara Sunday, Administer, Oswego County Office for the Aging; John Proud, District 7; and Tim Stahl, District 20.

OSWEGO, NY – Members of the Oswego Legislature Human Services Committee presented staff members from Oswego County Opportunities Services to Aid Families program with a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Oswego County.

SAF, the domestic violence and rape crisis program serving Oswego County, served almost 600 victims and survivors in 2015.

Representatives from ARISE, the Office for the Aging, and SUNY Oswego also attended the proclamation to show their support in recognizing victims and survivors in the community.

Last year, 25% of the individuals SAF served had a disability and a growing number are elderly.

In addition, SAF continues to advocate on behalf of victims and survivors on the SUNY Oswego campus in collaboration with SUNY Oswego’s Title IX Coordinator.

Staff from the SAF program, which have hosted a number of events to help raise awareness of domestic violence in Oswego County, invite the public to wear purple, the symbolic color of domestic violence awareness, on Thursday, October 20, in recognition of National Wear Purple Day.

If you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking, please call the  Crisis Hotline at (315) 342-1600.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org.