Domestic Violence Awareness Month Opening Ceremony Held in Superior

Community Members Gather at the Douglas County Government Center

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The Center Against Sexual Domestic Abuse (CASDA) collaborated with community partners for a ceremony to address Domestic Violence awareness.

The ceremony featured a mayoral proclamation, and took place at the Douglas County Government Center.

Members of the public were encouraged to attend the kick-off event that included guest speakers and live music.

The center’s goal was to educate the community about domestic violence.

In 2014, Douglas County received a total of 467 domestic violence related calls.

According to Carla Pehl of CASDA, 1 in 4 women will be affected by domestic violence in their life time.

At the end of the ceremony, community members were invited to plant purple flags in front of the government center to help raise awareness.

CASDA has been providing supportive services to individuals hurt by domestic violence and sexual assault since 1988.

If you are in need of help, information or crisis counseling due to domestic or sexual violence, call the 24 hour help line at 1-800-649-2921.

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