Oswego County Legislature Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

OSWEGO, NY – Members of the Oswego County 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.

In 2017 SAF, the domestic violence and rape crisis program serving Oswego County, served more than 500 victims and survivors and answered more than 3,700 calls on its Crisis Hotline from those individuals.

Representatives from the Department of Social Services (DSS), the District Attorney’s Office and the Domestic Violence Coalition of Oswego County also attended the proclamation to show their support.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Front row from left: Robert Lighthall of the Domestic Violence Coalition of Oswego County, Office for the Aging Administrator Sara Sunday, District Attorney Gregory Oakes, DSS Caseworker Renee Earl, Legislator and Committee Chairperson Roy E. Reehil (District 5), SAF Educator Sara Carmichael, SAF Program Manager Jackie Guglielmo, SAF Advocate Jake West, SAF Specialist Kristen Diment, DSS Caseworker Christie Bristol, and DSS CPS Supervisor Elizabeth Teifke.

In back from left are legislators Daniel T. Farfaglia (District 24); Thomas Drumm (District 16); Tim Stahl (District 20); Committee Vice Chairman Bradley Trudell (District 7); and Nathan Emmons (District 15).

If you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking, please call the SAF 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 100 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org.

Did you know? It’s OCO!