October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WLFI File Photo
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — October has been recognized as national Domestic Violence Awareness Month for nearly three decades, and there are plans to recognize it on a local level.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski and West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis will be on hand at Lafayette’s Ivy Tech Community College Monday afternoon to officially proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The proclamation will be read in Ivy Hall at 2:30 p.m.

T-shirts made by victims of domestic violence and their children will be displayed throughout Ivy Hall.

Jasmine Moisides, YWCA Greater Lafayette’s Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program director, said it’s important for people to know that help is available.

“I think really forcing that conversation in our homes and with our friends to ensure that everyone knows that there is help out there, and that you know there is someone you can call,” Moisides said.

Another proclamation reading will take place at the White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello at 11 a.m. Monday.