LIVINGSTON, NJ — Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, is excited to join together with the community at its second candlelight vigil on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Livingston Memorial Oval from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Local community partner organizations, political leadership and clergy will be present to honor the victims and survivors.
This year marks Rachel Coalition’s 20th anniversary of increasing awareness of domestic abuse issues by advocating for victims and by providing services to address the needs of victims and their families. Throughout the year, Rachel Coalition will be commemorating this anniversary.
Rachel Coalition is a partnership of nine northern New Jersey organizations, whose mission is to provide services and support to help improve the lives of victims of domestic violence. Rachel Coalition has taken a leadership role in developing a continuum of services to help break the cycle of family violence. The coalition’s programs and services include individual and group counseling, a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline, information and referral services, community outreach and education., and access to legal and medical support. These services are available to everyone.
For more information, visit www.jfsmetrowest.org.