Center Against Sexual and Family Violence will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a public demonstration at noon on Oct. 24, in front of the El Paso County Courthouse.
CASFV will gather to shed light on the 79 people who live in our emergency shelter every day.
Last year, more than 4,000 survivors of domestic violence sought our help and of that, 25% lived in our emergency shelter. Survivors of domestic violence work to overcome many challenges, from healing the scars shaped by emotional abuse to becoming independent and overcoming homelessness.
“Every year the number of people we serve who have been affected by domestic violence continues to grow,” said Stephanie Karr, CASFV, executive director. “As a community it is our responsibility to answer the growing needs of survivors.”
The most pressing need is to rebuild the emergency shelter for the 79 people that live there every day. The shelter is more than 57 years old and can no longer be retrofitted or remodeled. The new building will grow from 17,000 to 36,000 square feet increasing our capacity from 21 to 36 bedrooms.
The new facility will create a space more conducive to healing and promoting healthy families.
79 A Day Rally:
Date: Monday, October 24, 2016
Time: Noon (12 pm)
Place: El Paso County Courthouse 500 E. San Antonio