The Shelter for Abused Women & Children launches the local 2011 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign with the nonprofit organization’s annual “Educating with Emery Boards” initiative, Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Emery boards featuring The Shelter’s 24-hour crisis line, 239-775-1101, and web address, www.naplesshelter.org, will be distributed at 10 locations throughout Collier County in an effort to provide confidential life-transforming information to victims of domestic violence and those who care about them:
For Footed Friends pet store – Marquesa Plaza – corner of Pine Ridge & Livingston Roads, 13020 Livingston Road, Naples 34105
Publix Super Market – Berkshire Commons – 7101 Radio Road, Naples 34103
Publix Super Market – Naples Plaza – across from Coastland Mall, 1981-9th Street North, Naples 34102
Publix Super Market – Pine Ridge Crossing – 2310 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 34105
Publix Super Market – Pelican Strand – off Immokalee Road, 5624 Strand Blvd, Naples 34110
Publix Super Market – Crossroads Market – near Vineyards, 5991 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 34119
Publix Super Market – Freedom Square – 12663 Tamiami Trail East, Naples 34113
Starbucks Coffee Company Waterside Shops – 5505 North Tamiami Trail, Naples 34108
Starbucks Coffee Company – Marquesa Plaza – corner of Pine Ridge & Livingston Roads, Naples 34105
Starbucks Coffee Company – Downtown Naples – 1 Ninth Street South, Naples 34102
To learn more about The Shelter’s “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Empowering a community so that every home is a safe haven for the family that it shelters” activities, please call 239.775.3862.
October was dedicated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in an effort to raise awareness about a social epidemic that effects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 14 men during their lifetimes.
It was first observed in 1987 having evolved from the 1981 “Day of Unity.” Congress passed Public Law 101-112 designating October 1989 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and similar legislation has passed every year since.