Kanawha Co. Deputy honored for work protecting domestic violence victims
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It wasn't a traffic jam that had people honking along Kanahwa Blvd. in Charleston Wednesday -- it was actually a rally cry against domestic violence.
The YWCA Charleston kicked off it's "Week Without Violence campaign" by lining Kanawha Blvd. to raise awareness.
This effort is part of the global campaign to stop violence in all forms and is held annually during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The people involved were encouraged to bring signs with positive anti-violence messages to the YWCA Boulevard Headquarters
"It's a way that we can come out and celebrate those allies that help us in the work that we do, let the victims that are still in the fight know that we're out here for them and give a chance for survivors to come out and show their support as well," YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program Director Julie Haden said.
The event Wednesday night also honored Lieutenant Eric Drennan with the Kanahwa County Sheriff's Department for his work helping domestic violence victims.
The YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program serves victims of Kanawha, Boone and Clay Counties.
If you need help getting out of a violent relationship it's important to remember the time you are exiting the relationship can be the most violent. Also keep in mind that computer activity can be tracked.
You can call the 24 hour domsetic crisis line at 1-800-681-8663 or 304-340-3549.