Catholic Charities Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Catholic Charities Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The First Step Victim Services Department of Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler Counties is hosting an awareness initiative at various locations in our community. This initiative is in conjunction with NO MORE Week, March 3-9, a national grassroots activation aimed at making domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority year-round.

Community members are encouraged to drop in at any location to participate. There will be a photo station where you can make your own NO MORE statement. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, 3/5/19, at Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry (112 10th St, Watkins Glen); 9am to noon
  • Tuesday, 3/5/19, at Teaching Tuesday: The Poor People’s Campaign Potluck Dinner & Discussion (Frederick Douglass Memorial AME Zion Church, 400 Madison Ave, Elmira); 6pm to 8pm
  • Friday, 3/8/19, at The Slaydies Den (219 West Main St, Montour Falls); 6pm to 8pm
  • Saturday, 3/9/19 at the Opening Reception for the First Step Art Exhibition in partnership with Community Arts of Elmira (413 Lake St, Elmira); 5pm to 7pm

Here are a few reasons why it is so important to make awareness a priority year-round: 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced sexual violence in their lives. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18. Please join us in saying NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.

If you can't make it to any of these locations in person, you can still participate. Share your NO MORE statement by using uploading a picture and using #NOMOREweek and #ChangeHappensHere on social media. This shows that when it comes to challenging & ending domestic violence & sexual assault, we are all capable of breaking the silence, taking action, & making change.

For more information, contact Kristine Morseman, Victim Services and Housing Supervisor at 607-535-2050, ext. 205 or via email (Kristine.Morseman@dor.org). For more information on the First Step Victim Services Program, please visit the Catholic Charities’ website (cs-cc.org).

About NO MORE: Much like the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, or the red ribbon for HIV/AIDS awareness and action, NO MORE’s founders set out to create a powerful, visual way to express support for ending domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA).

Launched in 2013, NO MORE brought together stakeholders from the public and private sector working to end domestic violence and sexual assault, all under a common brand and a unifying symbol in support of a world free of violence. For more information on NO MORE Week, please visit nomore.org.

For more statistics on domestic violence: https://nomore.org/learn/resources/

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