Orange County will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) by hosting the Clothesline Project on Mon., Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m. outside of the County’s Government Center. The display will be set up for public viewing on that day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. After that, the display will move to other locations in Orange County.
The rain date for the display at the Government Center is Tues., Oct. 2. The Clothesline Project is comprised of T-shirts made by survivors of domestic violence or in honor of someone who has been a victim of violence. It not only promotes awareness about domestic violence but also helps the healing process for victims and those who have lost a loved one to violence.
According to Kellyann Kostyal-Larrier, Executive Director of Safe Homes of Orange County, the Government Center is the only location that can accommodate the full display of more than 600 T-shirts hand-made by individuals.
To report an instance of domestic violence or to seek help, call Safe Homes of Orange County at 562-5340.