OSWEGO, NY- Representatives from Oswego County Opportunities’ Services to Aid Families program, were on hand at the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival recently to promote the services offered through SAF and raise awareness about domestic violence in Oswego County.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the White Ribbon Campaign is used to generate community support in ending violence against women.
SAF is the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center for Oswego County and is currently a county representative for the NYS Office of Victim Services.
SAF can provide support and assistance to individuals interested in filing for OVS compensation, which may reimburse victims for medical bills, lost wages or funeral expenses.
The SAF Program operates the domestic violence shelter and offers crisis intervention, supportive counseling, medical and legal advocacy and accompaniments, and prevention and education programs.
For assistance or information about crisis services contact the Abuse & Assault Hotline, available 24/7, at (315) 342-1600, collect calls accepted from within Oswego County.
To purchase a white ribbon or make a donation to the program contact the SAF office at (315) 342-1544, during business hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.