October 8th, 2014 | Published in News
Vigil to Recognize Domestic Violence Victims
Updated: Tuesday, October 7 2014, 08:21 AM EDT CINCINNATI, Ohio (Adam Clements) — Victims of domestic violence will be recognized tonight with a special candlelight vigil at the Hamilton County courthouse.. One of the biggest points the folks participating in tonight’s vigil are hoping to get across is that domestic violence is everywhere. Just because someone doesn’t come right out and say it, doesn’t mean they may not be a victim of some sort of physical or verbal abuse. In Hamilton County in the past year, four women have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence related issues. For organizers of Tuesday’s event, that is four too many. They are expecting upwards of 100 people at tonight’s vigil. The YWCA is partnering once again with women helping women. They serve around 12,000 people in Hamilton County. This is the 27th annual domestic violence awareness vigil. In the scene is expected to be a powerful one. It’s about remembering the lives that of been lost, and working to help other victims who can still be saved. Executive Director of Women Helping Women, Kendall Fisher said, “I think it’s critical that it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. This is a really really important issue that impacts.. We serve twelve thousand people right here in Hamilton county. So it affects too many people to let it get swept under the carpet or overshadowed by something else.” In addition to candles being lit, they also plan to have several guest speakers, including Hamilton County coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, as well as family members of victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Follow Adam Clements on Twitter @aclementswkrc and LIKE him on Facebook.