NEW BEDFORD — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is an opportunity for all of us to join the conversation and show that we care about victims of domestic violence.

The Proclamation Tree Lighting will be held Tuesday, October 2nd, 6pm at the New Bedford City Hall. A short program will precede the lighting of a tree in front New Bedford City Hall. The tree will be lit each night through the end of the month in support of victims of domestic violence and their families

The Candlelight Vigil will be held Tuesday, October 23rd, 6pm at the New Bedford City Hall. The public is invited to gather on the steps of New Bedford City Hall at 6pm and march in silence to the Unitarian Church (corner of 8th and Union Street), where the program to remember victims of domestic violence homicide will be held, including the Clothesline Project.

For 45 years, The Women's Center has provided comprehensive services to victims and a full complement of training and educational programs for schools, colleges, organizations and community service providers.

For more information, visit thewomenscentersc.com.

The Women's center Southcoast