VOICES Observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month


October 13, 2021

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Freeport Mayor Jodi Miller, left, reads the proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Freeport at the Freeport City Council meeting on Oct. 4. Looking on are, from left, VOICES of Stephenson County representatives Beth Maskell, Kerry Lloyd and Leslie Brown.

VOICES of Stephenson County is planning various activities to mark October's designation as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The events range from a community awareness campaign to a flower fund-raiser.

"We wanted to take this opportunity to build recognition of the toll that domestic violence takes in our community, nation and world," said Beth Maskell, VOICES of Stephenson County executive director. "One of four women in our country and one in 10 men will experience intimate partner violence in their life. We seek to draw attention to these staggering statistics in hopes of re...

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