DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
MONTH OCTOBER 2019
WHEREAS, Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior that a person uses against a partner, former partner or family member to control that person; and
WHEREAS, the problems of domestic violence are not confined to any group or groups of people but cross all economic, racial, affectional preference, and social barriers, thereby affecting society as a whole; and
WHEREAS, everyone deserves to live a life free from the fear of being hurt or killed by people who are supposed to love them; and
WHEREAS, in our quest to impose sanctions on those who break the law by perpetrating violence, we must also meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children who often suffer grave financial, physical, and psychological losses; and
WHEREAS, it is victims of domestic violence themselves who have been in forefront of efforts to bring peace and equality to the home; and
WHEREAS, Safe + Sound Somerset has been serving people affected by domestic violence for 40 years; and
WHEREAS, Safe + Sound Somerset agency services include emergency shelter, 24-hour call and text hotline, transitional housing, legal advocacy counseling, community education and volunteer Domestic Violence Response Teams and services are completely confidential and free of charge for survivors of domestic abuse, women, men and children.
BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Dennis Sullivan, Mayor of the Borough of Somerville, join with the Borough Council does herby proclaim the month of “October 2019 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in our community, and herby commend the efforts of Safe +Sound Somerset in aiding victims of domestic violence; and to promote Safe + Sound Somerset 24-Hour Hotline at 866-685-1122.
Dennis Sullivan, Mayor Date