Local efforts to raise awareness of Domestic Violence for DV Month


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One group is raising awareness through the use of emojis with a powerful message. Tonie Ann Torrans from Penelope House joined Studio10 along with Author Emily Blejwas joined Studio10 to tell us about a few ongoing events. Here's more:


Mobile, Al. – Efforts to raise awareness of domestic violence will be made throughout the month of October. Please see the attached calendar of events. Also, please consider running our PSAs that have been provided to media, attending and/or promoting events, and/or having a Penelope House representative appear as a guest to discuss domestic violence, assistance available through Penelope House, and discuss the numerous activities planned for October.

What: “Domestic Violence + Emojis = ???” is the theme for the Domestic Violence Awareness Display

Where: The display will travel throughout Mobile

Why: To educate citizens that domestic violence affects the entire community, to help victims of domestic violence break their silence and seek help, and to recognize the importance of law enforcement in addressing domestic violence

About Penelope House

The mission of Penelope House is to provide safety, protection and support to victims of domestic violence and their children through the provision of shelter, advocacy, and individual and community education. In 2016, Penelope House sheltered 389 adults and 455 children- each year over half of our clients are children. For more information on Penelope House and services available: www.penelopehouse.org and like us on Facebook- Penelope House page.

Emily Blejwas – author of Once You Know This http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/546047/once-you-know-this-by-emily-blejwas/

Once You Know This, a novel for ages 9-14, out from Random House/Delacorte Press on Sept. 19 and is available wherever books are sold. It tells the story of a girl struggling to imagine her future as a makeshift family emerges around her.

website: www.emilyblejwas.com

Tonie Ann Torrans – Executive Director of Penelope House http://www.penelopehouse.org/All content © 2017, WALA; Mobile, AL. (A Meredith Corporation Station). All Rights Reserved.

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