Project ACTION Tobacco-Free Coalition of Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties partners with local organizations in our community. One of the local partners is Montgomery County Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Services of Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The program has been busy because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Saturday they are hosting "Purple Paws for a Cause," a dog walk to raise awareness of the correlation between violence and animal abuse. The event will take place at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 is National Wear Purple Day and we ask that everyone wear purple on that day to show their support for domestic violence awareness.
According to The Humane Society of the United States, 85 percent of women and 63 percent of children entering shelters discussed incidents of pet abuse in the home. We share the common goal of healthy families and a safe community. Montgomery County Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Services provides free, confidential services to all victims.
Should you need help or more information, please call the 24 hour hotline: 842-3384 or visit the website at catholiccharitiesfmc.org/domesticviolence.htm.
Project ACTION coordinator