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SSFS candlelight vigil to kick-off domestic violence awareness month

South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) will hold its annual candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, to kick off a month of activities in October as Domestic Violence Awareness month.

The event will be held at the Irwin Community Center band shell at 18120 Highland in Homewood.
 
There will be victim testimonies, awareness exhibits will be on display, music and a representative from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office Domestic Violence Division as well.
 
“This event helps us bring awareness to the community of the devastating effects of domestic violence, and it also empowers survivors to speak of their journey from victim to survivor,” said Vicki Meilach, SSFS community outreach coordinator. “We encourage community groups and individuals to attend the vigil to learn more about domestic violence and services available in our community.  There will be resource material available and counselors in attendance to answer questions attendees may have.”
 
For more information about the candlelight vigil call 708-794-2140, ext.303.
 

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