Family March Against Violence Held Saturday

Purple-clad marchers of all ages and genders participated in the Family March Against Domestic Violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Over one hundred people turned out on a cool and drizzly Saturday morning to take part in the “Family March Against Violence.  Beginning at the US Bank parking lot and ending at Grinnell Plaza, the march was held to make a stand against domestic violence and violence in our community.

In the past year, The Advocacy and Resource Center has seen over 270 people who have been victims of domestic violence and victim advocate, Yvonne Swanson says it affects the whole family.

Jay Araas was there to support the Advocacy Center and the march.

Rhonda Weber, another victim advocate defines domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is October.  There is hope and support for victims of domestic violence.  The 24-hour crisis line to the Advocacy and Resource Center is 672-3222.