By Glenn Collins
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 9:10 AM
|WCSO Captain David Hester, Librarian Carla Waldrep, and Safeplace's Suzanne Fuller at Haleyville Library. The Library is "A Safe Place" for domestic abuse victims.|
DOUBLE SPRINGS – The Winston County Domestic Violence Response Coalition held its monthly meeting last week and the group was updated on its “A Safe Place” Sign Project. The project is a push by the group “to make their hometowns and communities a safe place by implementing the Sign Project.” The group wants those living in abuse to know that they can find freedom simply by walking into “A Safe Place.”
Safe places are designated by the blue ribbon in the window or on the door. They are staffed by volunteers trained to assist victims of domestic abuse. Hopefully, the victims will choose to go from there into shelter.
Any one interested in becoming or helping “A Safe Place” can contact the Safeplace office at (256) 767-3076.
The Coalition meets the first Wednesday of each month in Double Springs, locations currently vary. For more information about the Coalition, contact Betsy Harrison at (205) 489-8118 or David Hester at (205) 489-8765.