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Only 193 days before the start of DVAM 2019...

Silent Witness 2018

Each year the crisis center staff at Katy Christian Ministries provides a free program "A Night to Remember Those Lost to Domestic Violence" to community members and direct service providers who work with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. We host this memorable event so we can bring awareness of domestic violence to the community. Our keynote speaker this year is Carvana Cloud, Division Chief, Family Criminal Law Division, Harris County District Attorney's Office. We will presenting The Brittany Whalen Rumsey Award of Excellence, for Outstanding Service Helping Victims of Domestic Violence to the General Consulate of Mexico Department of Protection and Legal Affairs. Also attending will be the mayor of Katy, the chief of police for Katy Police Department, Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 5 personnel, additional dignitaries, service providers and community members. The mayor will provide the crisis center with a proclamation during the program. We provide dinner with our program and have secured an area artist to provide a "performance painting" to be donated to the Center, during the program. The location is in the Katy area at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W Grand Pkwy S, Katy TX, Thursday, October 25th starting at 6:00 pm-8:30 pm (meet and greet from 6-6:30 pm).

The Silent Witness project consists of a traveling exhibit of life-sized, free-standing, red, wooden silhouettes. Each silhouette represents a victim of domestic violence from Harris County who was murdered by an intimate partner or family member and whose partner has been convicted of the murder/suicide. The mission of this project is to remind us of the impact of domestic homicides and family violence within our community. Because these women/men/children no longer have a voice, the silhouettes are called the Silent Witnesses. We know domestic violence is widespread and affects over 10 million Americans each year, and anyone can be a victim of domestic violence regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religion. We also know children who grow up in violent homes are believed to suffer abuse and neglect at a higher rate than the national average. We hope to see you there. 

PLEASE RSVP TO susan.hastings@ktcm.org

Event date: 
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 6:00pm
Event location: 
1407 West Grand Parkway South
City: 
Katy

State

Country: 
US
Intended audience: 
General Public
Donors/Funders/Lawmakers
Community Partners/Allies
Faith Community
Educators/Students
Survivors and their Families
Sponsoring organization: 
Katy Christian Ministries
Contact name: 
Susan Hastings
Contact email: 
susan.hastings@ktcm.org
Contact telephone: 
(281) 391-4504
Organization/Event website: 
www.ktcm.org/silentwitness