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October is domestic violence awareness month

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Kim Shields
Kim Shields

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Denton County Friends of the Family is ready to bring awareness to the community.

Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) is the non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving Denton County.

In addition to being the sole provider of emergency shelter for domestic violence victims, DCFOF is also the sole provider for free services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking for Denton County.

We offer Individual and Group Counseling for women and men who are victims, Legal Advocacy, Play Therapy for children, 24-hour Crisis Line, a Food Pantry, a Career Resource Center, Community Education, and a Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (for perpetrators of domestic violence). All services except for the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program are completely free of charge.

Here are some upcoming events we have planned for domestic violence awareness month:

 

ROCK N’ STROLL: End the silence about domestic violence by attending this awareness concert! Live music, fun atmosphere, no cover charge!

When: Saturday, October 15th, 8 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Where: Harvest House (331 E. Hickory St)

 DCFOF Women’s Auxiliary Kick-Off Social: The mission of the DCFOF Women’s Auxiliary is to be a powerhouse of women invested in creating a community of awareness and compassion for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, spreading awareness, and fundraising.

We are the 100+ women standing for the 1 in 4 women in our community who will be touched by domestic violence, and commit to stand with her and her children in their fight for freedom.

Don’t forget to invite your friends! This invitation is open to any woman who cares for the vulnerable in our community and wants to make a difference.

When: October 27th, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Lantana Golf Club

Please RSVP via email to: Events@dcfof.org

For questions, please contact Kim Shields at KShields@dcfof.org

 

Kim Shields is Director of Community Relations at Denton County Friends of the Family.

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