Vigil held for victims of domestic abuse

(originally published in Community Advocate on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015)

Shrewsbury – A candlelight vigil was held on Shrewsbury Common Oct. 15 to remember those who have been victims of domestic violence. Local leaders, clergy and residents joined co-hosts from the Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education (ADVISE) project and Saheli, which advocates for South Asian women.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Those seeking help either for themselves or others are encouraged to call the toll-free National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233.

Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Rev. Lynne Dolan, First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury and Bette Oliver of ADVISE

Jonjy Ananth

Shrewsbury Selectman John Lebeaux and State Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury

Participants at the vigil

Lori Santoro, YWCA director of Outreach and Prevention

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early

Sgt. Detective Michael Cappucci Shrewsbury Police


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