Letter: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This October, let us reflect on how many lives have been lost due to domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence 2015 Domestic Violence Related Fatality List, there were 109 domestic violence-related deaths in Arizona.

These fatalities included two canines. To show your support to end the violence, light up your home with purple lights or wear purple clothing as purple is the national color for Domestic Violence Awareness.

You can also visit https://movetoenddv.org/ to donate or provide a product or service to help domestic violence victims and survivors.

Make a difference and participate in local events occurring this month in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City to raise needed awareness of domestic violence.

For more information, please contact the Domestic Violence Advocate at the Mohave County Victim/ Witness Program at (928) 718-4967.

Christina Ashelford

Mohave County Victim/Witness Program