October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Help Give Voice to Those Who Have Experienced Abuse in their Intimate Relationships
In 2020, domestic abuse reached a 20-year high. There were 27,089 abuses perpetrated by family members, current or former significant others and roommates reported to Oklahoma law enforcement agencies. The abuses including murder, sex crimes, threats, and assaults. (Source: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation) For every 1,000 Oklahomans, 6.8 experienced abuse and advocates say that many incidents are never reported. About 80% of the reported incidents were assault and battery. Sixty-one Oklahomans were murdered by their abuser last year.
“Domestic Violence Month is important because darkness cannot survive in the light,” says Jody Reiss, the Executive Director of Safenet. “Help us shed light during the month of October. There are many ways to support Safenet and we would love to get you plugged in.”
To raise awareness and help prevent abuse, Safenet Services will host events throughout October to spotlight national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Saturday, October 2nd 10:15am
Yoga and Mimosas at Tap on the Tracks
In partnership with Ethos Yoga Studio and Tap on the Tracks, October’s “Yoga and Mimosas” will be benefitting Safenet Services. Bring your mat and join us at Tap on the Tracks in downtown Claremore. The cost is $5 for the yoga session and all proceeds will benefit Safenet Services. (Mimosas are extra)
Taps on the Tracks, 512 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK (Booking available through the Mindbody app, Ethos Yoga Studio)
Monday, October 4th at 4:00pm
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
Claremore City Manager John Feary will be presenting the Proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness for the month of October. Jody Reiss, Director of Safenet Services, will also be sharing thoughts on domestic violence. Joanna, the Family Advocate at Safenet, will be explaining how yoga is used as an effective tool for mood management. Following the proclamation, Joanna will be facilitating a free yoga session.
Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center Ballroom at Rogers State University, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017
Thursday, October 21st All Day
To give voice to victims who often are a silent minority, we invite community members to wear purple in support of domestic violence awareness on Thursday, October 21st.