NEWPORT NEWS — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign created to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.
According to statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced domestic violence by a partner in their lifetime, the
The Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is hosting events throughout the month to share information on domestic violence and provide resources to people suffering from abuse.
The theme, Family Matters, highlights the fact that domestic violence impacts an entire family, not just the person being abused, according to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
Here’s the schedule:
- Oct. 1 – Opening ceremony, Newport News City Hall lobby, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Oct. 8 – Piggly Wiggly, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Oct. 10 – Grissom Library, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Oct. 27 – Patrick Henry Mall, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.