Take a Stand, Amador!

Take a Stand, Amador!

PRESS RELEASE

October, 2016
CONTACT:
Natalie Vetter, Prevention & Outreach Specialist
Operation Care
Natalie@operationcare.org

 

 

TAKE A STAND, AMADOR!

Operation Care staff are turning the Golden State PURPLE during October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Operation Care staff are taking a stand against domestic violence, and helping to turn the Golden State PURPLE during October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pictured L-R (back row): Barbara, Kelly, Andrew, Bruce, Natalie (Middle row): Jamie, Sue, Tammie, Ashley (Front kneeling): Janet, Lisa

Operation Care staff are turning the Golden State PURPLE during October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pictured L-R (back row): Barbara, Kelly, Andrew, Bruce, Natalie (Middle row): Jamie, Sue, Tammie, Ashley (Front kneeling): Janet, Lisa

Amador County, October 2016 — October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, the Golden State of California is Turning Purple! This statewide campaign, sponsored by California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV.org) strives to get communities engaged and aware that domestic violence is not only a “family issue” but also a “community issue”. Operation Care is asking everyone in Amador County to take a stand against domestic violence, and help turn the Golden State purple.

Domestic Violence does not just affect the family, but the community as well. Throughout the month, Operation Care will be placing baskets at various businesses throughout the county to gain support in “Turning the Golden State Purple”. Help support healthy relationships by wearing purple bracelets, pins and ribbons during the month of October.

Operation Care will also be offering a free 3D Break the Cycle Exhibit that will bring awareness of the effects of domestic violence. Take a stand against domestic violence by visiting this comprehensive and informative exhibit, where you will learn about the effects of domestic violence on individuals, families, and community. The Exhibit will be available for free viewing between the hours of 9am – 5pm, October 3 – 7, and October 17 – 21, 2016. The exhibit is located at the Health and Human Services Building 10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek, in Conference Room D.

Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain and maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, or actions/threats of actions that influence another person. Domestic Violence can happen to any person regardless of race, sexual orientation or economic status.

Everyone deserves to be in a healthy relationship, if you are constantly in fear of your partner and feeling belittled or intimidated, you are not in a healthy relationship. Operation Care offers one-to-one peer counseling, support groups for victims of domestic violence, court and hospital accompaniment, Temporary Restraining Order assistance, a 24-hour crisis line and a Safehouse for men, women and children. If you or someone you know needs help, dial 911 or call the 24-hour crisis line at (209) 223-2600.

Please join us this October and Take a Stand against Domestic Violence. Help us Turn the Golden State Purple!

About Operation Care
Operation Care has been providing services and safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1980. During the 2015/2016 fiscal year, 58 women and children were provided safe shelter. Advocates helped 49 victims with temporary restraining orders, and provided crisis intervention to 40 sexual assault victims. The staff provided 218 peer counseling sessions to 97 adults and 10 children, and hundreds of transports to appointments, court, and other locations.

The mission of the organization is to provide domestic violence and sexual assault support services, crisis intervention and education in Amador County. For more information call 209-223-2897 or visit www.operationcare.org and https://www.facebook.com/operationcare.