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YWCA Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The YWCA of Central Alabama will hold a walk and vigil honoring victims of domestic violence. The walk will start at the YWCA of Central Alabama at 309 23rd Street North, and go seven blocks to the 16th Street Baptist Church where we will read the names of this year’s victims. Seven blocks represents the minimum number of times it may take a woman to flee an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, Birmingham has the highest rate of domestic violence in the state. In 2017, there 596 felony DV cases and 4,919 misdemeanor cases.

The YWCA will provide purple ribbons for everyone to wear for the event and candles will be provided.

The YWCA provides emergency shelter both here and in St. Clair County for victims of domestic violence, manage a 24/7 crisis hotline, 205.322.HURT (4878), provide court advocacy and group counseling for those in need. We are also the only provider for supervised visitation in Jefferson County, which is often necessary in DV cases.



October 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


YWCA of Central Alabama
309 23rd Street North
Birmingham,35203United States
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