YWCA of San Gabriel Valley
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October 17, 2022 Covina, CA–
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Wednesday, October 19th, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm the YWCA of San Gabriel Valley, 101 S. Barranca Ave., Covina, CA 91723, will hold a Candlelight Vigil and Resource Fair to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Raising awareness and holding space for victims and survivors of domestic violence is essential to our mission. YWCA-SVG is committed to empowering women, girls, seniors, and their families. In addition to the candlelight ceremony, the event will include community resources, guest speakers, survivor stories, and a wall of remembrance. We encourage community members to bring photos of loved ones that have lost their lives to domestic violence.
Senator Susan Rubio will be present as well as Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, whose office graciously donated the candles for the vigil. City of Covina Mayor Patricia Cortez will also be in attendance. The YWCA of San Gabriel has partnered with Project Sister, District Attorney’s Victims of Crime Office, the Masonic Center for Youth and Families, and the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis.
This is a family-friendly event complete with food and child-friendly arts & crafts activities. Local business, 7 LeavesTea will also be on-site providing free coffee samples.
YWCA of San Gabriel – LEADING THROUGH CHANGE IN SAN GABRIEL VALLEY – Founded in 1935, YWCA of San Gabriel Valley (YWCA-SGV) has been a long-standing multi-service community resource in the San Gabriel Valley region for over 85 years. YWCA-SGV is committed to empowering women, girls, seniors and their families and providing the services they need to manage the critical issues in their lives. Although women continue to be our primary target, today, many of our services and programs are gender-neutral and are open to all regardless of race, sex or gender identity. We achieve this by providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed social services to those impacted by violence and seniors experiencing food insecurities in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys within Los Angeles County.
CONTACT: Jenica Morin-Pascual, (626)482-0875