STU is Shining a Light on Family Violence
STU has installed purple lights in the cupolas of George Martin Hall and Holy Cross House to “Shine a Light” on family violence.
The government of New Brunswick, in partnership with the Fergusson Foundation, has proclaimed November as Family Violence Prevention Month, promoting awareness of the impact family violence has on individuals, families, workplaces, and communities.
Many local landmarks in the province, such as Fredericton City Hall, Old Government House, and the New Brunswick Legislature, are also being lit up in purple to raise awareness about family violence.
The Fergusson Foundation has been working to eliminate family violence in the province for more than 35 years by funding research on the causes, incidence, and treatment of family violence, promoting educational programs, and supporting organizations that provide services to those affected by violence and abuse.
If you know victims of family violence, you can support by believing them, listening to them, and letting them know that specialized services are available. These include:
- domestic violence outreach
- second-stage housing
- transition houses
- services for children who witness family violence
- community-based services related to sexual violence
- victim services
- emergency intervention orders
- 211 information and referral phone service
For more information, please see: http://www.fergussonfoundation.ca/family-v-prevention-month/