TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Council on Domestic Abuse on Monday evening hosted a candlelight vigil on the steps of the Vigo County Courthouse. Dozens turned out to honor those affected by domestic violence.
“Domestic Violence Awareness month is always important, ” Emily Murray, Executive Director of Council on Domestic Abuse, said. “But, this year specifically, we’ve had the COVID-19 pandemic and domestic violence has kind of been a shadow pandemic this year. People have been trapped with their abusers and so it’s extremely important this year to bring awareness to domestic violence.”