- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Safe House vigils
Safe House for Women in Cape Girardeau provides both a refuge and resource for victims of domestic violence. Because privacy is so crucial to the mission of the Safe House, the public doesn't often have an opportunity to learn many details of how lives are saved and changed through this community asset.
Each year, Safe House for Women has a private vigil to remember victims of domestic violence, and that event will be held again this year. In addition, there will be a public vigil from 7 to 9 p.m. this Saturday at the gazebo in the Common Pleas Courthouse Park. Angie Rice, a survivor of domestic violence, will be the keynote speaker. She plans to talk about moving on after getting out of a bad situation.
The vigil will pay tribute to individuals who have lost their lives to domestic violence and celebrate the efforts of those who have survived.
These events, both public and private, help draw attention to the mission and successes of Safe House for Women. Raising awareness of the effect domestic violence has on the community is a key part of the vigils.
The more the community knows about programs like Safe House for Women, the more it can respond to their needs.