October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence shows no regard for socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, employment status, physical abilities, age, education, marital status or sexual orientation.

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.

Representatives from Oswego County Opportunities’ Services to Aid Families, which assists and empowers victims of domestic violence, were at hand for the presentation.

Pictured from left are Stephen M. Walpole, District 14; Jake West, OCO SAF; Oswego County Human Services Committee Vice Chairman Daniel LeClair, District 8; Jamie Drake, OCO SAF; Christine Gill, OCO SAF; Sara Gozzi, OCO SAF; Shawn Doyle, District 3; Jessica Shepard, OCO SAF; Stacie France, OCO SAF; Marie C. Schadt, District 19; and John Proud, District 7.