- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)24
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
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.