Local women march to end domestic violence
Posted at: 08/31/2013 11:49 AM | Updated at: 08/31/2013 7:56 PM
Local women were out Saturday morning to raise awareness to an important issue that affects women across the city and country.
Women from across the area were marching down Clinton Avenue as part of the "March Against Domestic Violence." Organizers say that domestic violence and violence in general is a problem in the city and they wanted to take a stand.
Organizer Lucila Matos says that many of those who marched Saturday morning have been directly affected by violence--including herself. She says the march is all about making people aware of the impact that violence makes.
"The most important thing is the awareness," says Matos. "There are many people here that have lost family members to violence in the city and I was a victim of domestic violence also."
Matos also stressed the impact faith can have on helping victims of domestic violence.
She says that if you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can get help. In the city, victims can contact Alternatives for Battered Women at (585) 232-7353. You can also get help from the Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium at (585) 428-2215.