October 17, 2018
By Carmen Pitre, Sojourner President and CEO
“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.”
– Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Chances are high that you know someone who has been hurt by domestic violence. A co-worker, friend, or family member who has been scarred by the hurt and harm that has been caused by someone who promised to love them.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity for us all to understand what we can do to help those who have been hurt among us. During the month of October, we take time to honor survivors, we work to elevate the community conversation about domestic violence and we strive to engage everyone in the hard work of ending violence in our community. While it happens in our homes, domestic violence sets the stage for violence on our streets, in our neighborhood and in our city.