According to Heather Arnett, executive director of the Women's Resource and Crisis Center in Kenai, a variety of things were done locally to participate in National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
"One of the things we did was to ask clients who were staying in our shelter and transitional housing to design and put together a square showing a little bit about their experience with domestic violence and their hopes for the future. Then one of our staff members Natalie Wilson put them all together into a beautiful quilt which we are displaying around the community," said Arnett.
Additionally Arnett and her staff are circulating a community pledge of non-violence, that reads, "The following people are committed to a non-violent community, which starts in the home. It is our hope and our goal that all people live in a non-threatening and safe environment."
The pledge has already garnered many signatures and when the signature drive is completed will be published in the Peninsula Clarion. Anyone interested in expressing their support for a non-violent community is invited to call 283-9479, or drop by the Women's Resource and Crisis center in Kenai to sign the pledge and view the quilt.
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