LCADV supported Safe Harbor during their first annual Slidell Mayor’s Breakfast commemorating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month held at the Ramada Inn in Slidell, La., on Oct. 10. Mayor Freddy Drennan presented a proclamation to Executive Director Kim Kirby. Community members were present in solidarity including the Chief of Police, a district attorney, rotary club members, and board members.
LCADV staff supported Jeff Davis Communities Against Domestic Abuse’s 12th Anniversary Taste N’ Tell Competition held at the Grand Marsais Courtyard in Jennings, La., on Oct. 9.
LCADV staff supported Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment as they honored those who lost their lives to domestic violence during the St. Helena Parish Balloon Release and Proclamtion by the Mayor held at Northshore Community College on Oct. 4.
LCADV Executive Director Beth Meeks, Safety Net for Abused Persons, Inc. (SNAP) Executive Director Carol Mumm, DCFS Domestic Violence Program Coordinator Kim Lacour and New Iberia Mayor Hilda Daigre Curry smile at the show of support given by the approximately 100 people that attended the Mayor’s Breakfast in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Ramada Inn in New Iberia on Oct. 9.
LCADV was proud to support the Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center Battered Women’s Program and the Ascension Parish community during their Take Back the Night ceremony held at Jambalay Park on Oct. 8.
LCADV’s Executive Director, Beth Meeks, was the special guest speaker for Faith House’s Candlelight Vigil on Oct. 3.
LCADV staff supported Chez Hope, Family Crisis Center, as they kicked off a month long domestic violence awareness campaign during their Mayor’s Breakfast, Unity Day and Open House. Chez Hope’s Executive Director Sami Riley addressed a supportive crowd during the breakfast and gave guided tours of Manor House to guests thoughout the day.
LCADV staff supported D.O.V.E.S. and approximately 50 people as they met at the Nachitoches riverfront on Oct. 1, during a Candlelight Vigil where those who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence were remembered.
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Yesterday we celebrated the 18th Anniversary of the passage of VAWA. Now, let’s send a national, unified message to Congress to swiftly pass a strong, bipartisan VAWA that safely and effectively meets the needs of all victims!