OCTOBER EVENTS FOR WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES
Saturday, October 12 – Salisbury Fall Festival 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WSS will have a tent on Main Street where we will be making purple tie-dye shirts and bandanas (free to participate!), and providing information about our services.
Thursday, October 17 – Annual VIGIL in Kent at the Town Hall – 6:00 p.m. start, reception to follow. All welcome
Thursday, October 24 – film screening of “The Mask You Live In” at HVRHS – 6 – 8 p.m.
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they negotiate America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, the protagonists confront messages about gender stereotypes as they interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. Most suitable for ages 12 and up.
Women’s Support Services
Add Your Voice…To End Abuse!
Our mission is to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention and education. We offer free, confidential, client-centered services focused on safety, support advocacy and community outreach.
HELP is Available
For support, advocacy, referrals or short term shelter call our
24 hour hotline: (860) 364-1900
Did You Know?
1 in 4 women has been in an abusive relationship at some point in her life.
Every year, at least two million women are assaulted by a male partner in the U.S.
51% of teens know someone who has been abused via technology according to the Liz Claiborne, Inc.
Approximately 1 in 5 female students is physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
One in five children between the ages of 13 and 14 (20%) say their friends are victims of dating violence.