LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors has officially extended National Domestic/Family Violence Education and Awareness Month into Livingston County.
The Board announced at their meeting on Wednesday that this designation in part means that every October, the domestic violence awareness nonprofit Chances and Changes will be giving presentations and information at schools across the county, from Kindergartens to colleges, on this difficult topic.
“The issue of domestic/family violence is a major societal problem that costs the County government and taxpayers thousands of dollars each year and will only lead in part to continual focus and exposure by the County government, its affiliates, and committees […],” said the Board of Supervisors in their agenda.
The resolution provides that Chances and Changes will have domestic violence education presentations at SUNY Geneseo and other local colleges every October.
Chances and Changes offers people the chance to escape the traumas of abuse, to heal the emotional and physical bruises, to live in an environment of comfort and protection, to take the first step in making a change for a better, safer, happier life.