Ask any little girl what her two favorite colors are, and she’s likely to say pink and purple. Ironically, the same two colors signify two of her worst nightmares as she grows older: breast cancer and domestic violence. October is Awareness Month for both the deadly disease and the devastating, violent crime. It is also a time to celebrate the amazing survivors of both.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Harbor House Domestic Violence Center in Stone County has had to cancel their planned Candlelight Vigil for this year. We, however, will be selling raffle tickets, raffling off a Hand-quilted Quilt that was designed, created and donated by the ladies of Wright’s Chapel. We will be setting up a table each Saturday in October to sell tickets and hand out some free resources and gifts. Come see us from 8:00am- 3:00pm, October 3rd at King Savers in Branson West, October 10th at Harter House in Kimberling City, October 17th at Ma’s Place in Kimberling City, October 24th & 31st at Christian Associates Thrift Store in Branson West. The drawing will be held Oct 31st.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in every three women has been a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within her lifetime, and one in every four has been a victim of severe physical violence. Created in 1985 as a victim services program of Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake, Harbor House Domestic Violence Center has protected and still protects thousands of women from across the country.
Please join the movement to end violence against women. If you or a loved one are a victim of domestic violence, please call the Harbor House Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.877.507.7233.