Walk raises awareness about domestic violence.

October 18, 2018

Walk raises awareness about domestic violence.

#COVE

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters), local law enforcement personnel and community members participated in a “Walk for Domestic Violence Awareness” Thursday afternoon, Oct. 18, at the Oceana County Courthouse.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Many walkers wore purple, a color that symbolizes peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending the violence. Several walkers carried signs that raise awareness of the crime, stating messages like “Love Doesn’t Hurt” and “Silence Hides Violence.” They walked the block around the courthouse building.

The annual event is sponsored by COVE, District Health Department #10 and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

COVE, which has existed for 40 years, serves Oceana, Mason and Lake counties. If you are a victim of domestic violence, call COVE’s help line at 1-800-950-5808.

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