Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil

10/14/2021, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Christian Behr


Kennebec Domestic Violence Task Force


Family Violence Project, the domestic violence resource center serving Kennebec and Somerset Counties, invites the community to join them in recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout the month of October. The organization, which provides a comprehensive array of services and programs to respond to those experiencing and affected by domestic abuse and violence, is collaborating with community-based task force groups to offer Vigil events in Skowhegan and Augusta. For many years, communities across Maine have gathered to honor those whose lives were lost and recognize survivors of domestic violence and abuse. The community vigil, usually held outside in a public space, invites all those who feel an affinity or who wish to stand in support to gather as one. Some people bring along candles, while others may choose to say a few words. The reading of poetry, singing of songs, or naming of those who have died may be a part of the brief ceremony. Community leaders, standing alongside survivors and neighbors will speak briefly about how the community is working to end domestic abuse and violence.


The Kennebec County Vigil is scheduled for Thursday, October 14th at Capitol Park, Augusta, with activities beginning at 6:00pm. This event is organized through the Kennebec County Domestic Violence Task Force, in partnership with Family Violence Project.


For more information, reach out to Michelle LeClair, Community Awareness & Prevention Educator, at or 207-623-8637 ext. 307. You can also learn more by going to the Family Violence Project website, If you or a loved one are experiencing abuse, advocates are always available for free, confidential support by calling 1-877-890-7788.


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