(Victorville)–On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6pm “A Better Way” Domestic Violence Shelter and Outreach Program in partnership with the City of Victorville will host their Annual Candlelight Vigil. In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month the Candlelight Vigil is held to mourn the lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate the survivors and connect the community to continue the mission to end domestic violence.
The community is welcome and encouraged to attend the Candlelight Vigil. We are honored to partner and host this year’s Vigil at City Hall, states Mayor McEachron. Domestic Violence is a crime that effects so many lives and often leads to a senseless loss of life. We applaude “A Better Way” for their 24 year service to the High Desert and their commitment to keeping the memories of lives loss alive.
There will also be a reading of victim names and poetry.
Since 1988 “A Better Way” has been committed to providing necessary emergency services and ending domestic violence in the High Desert.
Current statistics indicate that “One in four women have experienced domestic violence in her lifetime*”. Since being founded in 1988, by Executive Director, Margaret Diaz, “A Better Way” has provided services to approximately 18,500 women and children in the High Desert and remains committed to the mission of ending domestic violence.