The Office of Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson and the Office of Supervisor Don Horsley in partnership with the Domestic Violence Council are hosting a Day of Remembrance to commemorate victims of domestic violence.
The event will take place on Tuesday, October 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City.
During the event, community partners will offer resources to address domestic violence in San Mateo County. Additionally, a ceremony will be held to honor survivors of domestic violence and those who fight against it. View the Day of Remembrance Flier.
“Over 6,000 San Mateo County children witnessed domestic violence in their home and over 300 adults were provided emergency shelter and transitional housing in 2011 alone,” said Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson. “Given the scope of this problem, it is imperative that the County of San Mateo continue to provide the support survivors need to protect themselves and their children from perpetrators of domestic violence.”
“Domestic violence shouldn’t need high profile cases to make us aware it exists in our community,” said Supervisor Don Horsley. “We have the obligation to do our best to protect victims and to prevent people from becoming future domestic violence victims.”
The Board of Supervisors declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.