In observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Milwaukie Police Department is co-hosting a candlelight vigil with Clackamas County Domestic Violence Awareness Coordinator Christina Bondurant on Friday, Oct. 12, at Scott Park next to the Ledding Library in downtown Milwaukie from 6 to 8 p.m.

The vigil will celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and honor those affected by domestic violence. This is an opportunity to share stories and experiences and take a step toward healing in a supportive environment. State Rep. Carolyn Tomei, Milwaukie Chief of Police Bob Jordan and Clackamas Women’s Services Executive Director Melissa Earlbaum, are scheduled to speak.

The human costs of domestic violence are substantial. In a survey of Oregon women 20 to 55 years old, nearly one-third reported having experienced one or more forms of violent victimization during the five-year period preceding the survey.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, please contact the Milwaukie Police Department, 503-786-7500.

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