2022 Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil to be held Oct. 18

CANTON, GA – The Cherokee County Domestic Violence Task Force and Cherokee Family Violence Center (CFVC) will hold the 2022 Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil Oct. 18, at the gazebo in Cannon Park.

2022 Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil
October 18 
Cannon Park
130 E Main Street, Canton, GA 30114

5 p.m. Resource Fair Opens
6 p.m. Vigil Ceremony Starts

Guest Speakers and Survivors will share their stories, and musical guest violinist Juan R. Ramirez Hernandez, member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1974, will provide accompaniment as the names are read of the 161 Georgians who lost their lives last year to domestic violence.

Domestic violence affects everyone in our community.

In 2021:
3, 702 – 911 domestic violence calls in Cherokee County
2, 388 – Hotline calls to CFVC
123 – Clients shelter by CFVC
160 – Temporary Protective Orders filed by CFVC
161 – Domestic Violence Victims Killed in GA
3 – Domestic Violence Victims killed in Cherokee County

This annual event takes place each October to correspond with Domestic Violence Awareness Month and serves as a time to remember victims who lost their lives to domestic violence, to honor those whose lives were shattered by domestic violence, and to celebrate survivors who light the way for others.

The Cherokee County Domestic Violence Task Force is a multidisciplinary team comprised of community groups, government agencies, community-based agencies, survivors of family violence, concerned community members and professionals whose focus is on increasing victim safety and offender accountability through coordinating local services and effecting change through creating a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

CFVC is a registered, non-profit agency in Canton, Georgia, that has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and their children since 1986. CFVC’s mission is to enhance the safety of those impacted by intimate partner violence through services that empower victims while advocating for a community standard of zero tolerance for violence in the home.

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