Take A Stand

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Because Domestic Violence is something that is still affecting so many people, we want to bring awareness and attention to this, in hopes to bring it to an end. We hit a record number of homicides in 2017. In response, Mr. Gary took a stand encouraging people to stop the violence. This is one form of domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a serious issue and can be against children, adults, and elderly. There are many forms of violence such as physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, and religious, etc. The severity can range from subtle or occasional, to extremely violent and even death. There are countless people suffering from domestic violence.

There are victims, as well as survivors. If you are a victim, or know someone that’s currently a victim…there is still HOPE! If you are a survivor, please speak out and tell your story. By telling your story, you provide strength and encouragement for those trying to overcome these situations. This is your opportunity to empower current victims to become survivors. Our families, friends, and communities will benefit from every story heard.

Here at Marlan Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace we unite and Take A Stand! When we take a stand, we send a message of Hope! We wear our purple ribbons in honor of the survivors and future survivors of domestic violence. Together, we shed light on domestic violence to bring awareness and to inspire others. Let’s, as a community, city, state, and nation, continue to take a stand until there are no more victims! If you know someone suffering in a domestic violence situation, please get them some help. We never know the difference or the impact we can make on someone’s life. If we can be of assistance to you or your loved one, please don’t hesitate to call 614-267-8310. We’d love to pray with you and get you the help needed.

Ohio Domestic Violence Network-Columbus: 614-781-9651
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Resource Center in Domestic Violence: 800-537-2238

Contributing Writer: Erin Hopkins

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