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Media coverage/photos and more on Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick-Off in Omaha/Council Bluffs last night
October 1, 2010
Written By: Trish Radke

Last night, Omaha and Council Bluffs mayors met on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge between the two cities to emphasize the importance of working together to end Domestic Violence. 

WOWT out of Omaha covered the event.

Catholic Charities' Phoenix House Domestic Violence Shelter and Sexual Abuse Program, along with other community partners, hosted the event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.


After the two mayors signed a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Phoenix House hosted the 21st Annual Candle Light Vigil at Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs.


"The program featured stories of five women who were killed in 2009 in Council Bluffs and surrounding areas by their intimate partners. Each of their stories were read by volunteers and then we ended with a story of a survivor," said event coordinator and Phoenix House Volunteer/PR Coordinator, Rachel Mabrey.




Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and Council Bluff Mayor Tom Hanafan read the proclamations, each in their respective city.


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