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Posted on: October 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop to be held on October 25 at Brookhaven Town Hall

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Farmingville, NY –  On October 25 at 1:00 pm, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine will join other elected officials from towns in Suffolk County for “Towns Against Domestic Violence,” a workshop to raise awareness during the month of October, which is designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The October 25 workshop will be held in the 2nd Floor auditorium at Brookhaven Town Hall.

First observed in October 1981 as a national “Day of Unity,” Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (DVAM) is held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence. Communities and advocacy organizations across the country connect with the public and one another throughout the month to raise awareness about the signs of abuse and ways to stop it, and to uplift survivor stories and provide additional resources to leaders and policymakers. On October 20, the Towns within Suffolk County lit up their Town Hall buildings in purple to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Day.

The Domestic Violence Awareness Day Workshop at Brookhaven Town Hall is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven, the Crime Victims Center at Parents for Megan’s Law and Long Island Against Domestic Violence (LIADV). The National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline telephone number is 800-799-7233. For more information, go to www.liadv.org.

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