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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Partners for Peace, the domestic violence resource center serving Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, will host several events throughout the month. Tuesday, October 2nd from 2 to 6 PM is End Domestic Violence Days: Dover-Foxcroft, featuring recognition of victims and survivors, a color fun run/walk, and family activities. Tuesday, October 9th from 11 AM to 6:30 PM is End Domestic Violence Days: Lincoln, including a walk, music, the Clothesline Project display, and victim/survivor speakers. Tuesday, October 16th from 11 AM to 3 PM is End Domestic Violence Days: Bangor, with an awareness walk through downtown in honor of survivors and in remembrance of those lost to domestic violence, as well as family activities, and opportunities to engage with a number of greater Bangor area service providers. There will be other events throughout the month including Health Cares about Domestic Violence Day Wednesday, October 10th. Partners for Peace provides support services for anyone affected by abuse and violence in the Penobscot and Piscataquis County region. For more information, visit the website at www.partnersforpeaceme.org. To speak with one of the advocates, contact the 24-hour helpline at 1-800-863-9909. Services are free and confidential. If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Wendy Chadwick, Public Awareness Educator at 207-945-5102 x130 or email wchadwick@partnersforpeaceme.org.