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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Hopkins County

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Ragan Dennis, a caseworker and counselor employed by Safe-T Family Services located in Sulphur Springs, visited the KSST Studios during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She wants to let the public know where help is available for persons threatened in an abusive or potentially violent situation, relationship or lifestyle.  Through it’s network of agencies, Safe-T helps provide counseling,  support and housing for  women, women with children and others faced with these issues. She also wants the public to know that even a friend or family member may express concern about a loved one and seek help for them with a visit to Safe-T’s offices at 613 Gilmer Street.

In addition to serving teen and adult Safe-T clients, Ragan also performs instruction through Outreach classes at county schools, meeting with sixth-graders  on the subject of Cyber-bullying.  During the meeting, printed information is supplied and questions asked of the students to reinforce that bullying in any form is wrong and that help is available to victims.

Last October, Safe-T sponsored  a Candlelight Vigil in Sulphur Springs for family members of victims of domestic violence. Although a vigil was held earlier this year, the October Candlelight Vigil will return in 2018 as an annual feature of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, according to Ragan.

 

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Author: Enola Gay

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