Milford, PA – In the spirit of hope and empowerment, Safe Haven, Inc. of Pike County begins its month-long campaign to raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence. Across the nation, Americans observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month; throughout October in Pike County, we PAINT PIKE PURPLE! We communicate this awareness through the color purple, chosen to reflect domestic violence awareness.
Involvement in the Paint Pike Purple campaign sends a strong message to both the residents of Pike and the survivors of domestic violence that we will not tolerate abuse in our home county.
Safe Haven, Inc. of Pike County invites you to join in all of its exciting events to bring this message to all corners of the county. We begin our campaign on October 5 at 6:00pm as we gather at the Pike County Library for our Annual Candlelight Vigil. This event encourages our community and its leaders to stand together in solemnity to remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence and to honor victims/survivors of domestic violence as we raise awareness in our county. We walk in solidarity from the Library, via Broad Street, to the Pike County Courthouse steps. We continue the observance with a Proclamation from our Pike County Commissioners, officially recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These two events signify only the beginning of an October filled with activities and happenings that will make all of Pike County more attentive to the issue of domestic violence. Keep watch for additional events in the local press and on Safe Haven’s website, www.safehavenofpikecounty.org, and help us PAINT PIKE PURPLE!
Safe Haven, Inc. of Pike County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to restoring dignity to individuals dealing with issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse through crisis intervention, advocacy and support, prevention/education, and community outreach. From June 2010 to July 2011, we provided 1,374 hours of one-on-one support and 834 hours of support groups to 920 women, children, and men. Safe Haven is committed to non-violence and individual dignity for all residents of Pike County.