October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

At the request of the Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, the Starke County Commissioners have declared the month of October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month and signed a proclamation at their meeting this week making it so. Citizens all across America are coming together this month to raise awareness of domestic violence and to help prevent it.

Everyone can do something to contribute. Things like donating money to non-profit organizations trying to fight bullying and violence, supporting domestic violence legislation at all levels, asking school boards to include bullying prevention and healthy teen relationship information in their health education curriculum, asking churches to help raise awareness, or becoming a domestic violence advocate at your local health facilities are all great ways to contribute.

Another way to contribute is by learning more about the Coalition Against Domestic Abuse or attending CADA’s monthly meetings. For more information or ways to volunteer, contact CADA at cada@embarqmail.com or call them at (574) 772-3331.