Goodyear Goes Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Goodyear is going purple in October as part of the Lighting Arizona Purple campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Starting tonight, purple lights will be shining at Goodyear City Hall, Goodyear Library and Goodyear Police Headquarters.
“Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an opportunity to educate the community on the seriousness of domestic violence and the prevalence of this epidemic,” said Mayor Georgia Lord. “This month, the city of Goodyear wants to demonstrate its support in ending domestic violence and to support the numerous victims who are among us.”
Mayor Lord proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urged Goodyear residents to work together to eliminate domestic violence in the community, at the September 23 City Council Meeting.
Goodyear Community Funding provided an $8,000 grant to New Life Center, a domestic violence shelter in Goodyear, last year. Goodyear awards grants each year to non-profits who serve Goodyear residents.
"Domestic Violence is not a women's issue, but a community issue,” said Myriah Mhoon, New Life Center CEO. “We can't do the work alone. Community partnerships must be established and maintained for our clients to have successful outcomes. We are so thankful for the city of Goodyear, our Mayor, and law enforcement. "
The Goodyear Police Department Victim Assistance Program provides assistance to domestic violence victims. In an emergency, victims should call 911. A list of domestic violence resources are listed below:
• Goodyear Police Department Victim Assistance, 623-882-7677, goodyearaz.gov/police
• New Life Center, 623-932-4404, newlifectr.org
• Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 602-279-2900 or 1-800-782-6400, acesdv.org
• National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), ncadv.org