Sunday Event To Remember Victims of Domestic Violence


Community members are invited to join Project Horizon for a Day of Remembrance at Penny Park in Buena Vista on Sunday, September 25, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. 

At 2 p.m. those present will be invited to paint a rock in memory or in honor of a victim of domestic violence. At 4 p.m., Pastor Adam C. Schultz, spiritual counselor at Project Horizon and pastor of GoodShepherdLutheranChurch, will lead a service of remembrance memorializing domestic violence victims who have been murdered in Rockbridge over the last 40 years.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in 2020, there were 541 homicide victims in Virginia, more than half of which were committed by an intimate partner. During the same time period, Project Horizon answered 1,717 calls from domestic violence victims on their 24-hour crisis hotline; provided counseling for 1,058 domestic violence victims and provided 2,919 nights of shelter for 112 victims.  All services are free and confidential and can be accessed by calling the 24-hour hotline at 540-463-2594.


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