The First Step Victim Services Department of Catholic Charities is hosting awareness events the March 7-11 in Chemung and Schuyler Counties. These events are in conjunction with the NO MORE Week of Action.No More Photo

NO MORE Week of Action, March 6-12, 2016, is a national grassroots activation aimed at making domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority year-round.

64% of Americans say if we talk more about domestic violence and sexual assault, it would make it easier to help someone. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes. These are a few reasons why it is so important to make awareness a priority year-round. Please join us in saying NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Community participants are encouraged to stop in at the following locations. There will be a photo station where you can make your own NO MORE statement. Information will be provided and there will be a free bracelets, key chains and pens for all who participate. This event is free to the public – teens and young adults encouraged!
Monday, March 7:           Steele Memorial Library (101 E. Church St., Elmira) – 2pm-5pm

Tuesday, March 8:           The Samaritan Center (380 S. Main St., Elmira) – 1:30pm-4pm

Wednesday, March 9:    Watkins Glen Walmart (515 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen) – Noon-4pm, Grocery Entrance

Thursday, March 10:       Arnot Mall (3300 Chambers Rd., Horseheads) – 4pm-8pm, Community Connection Room

Friday, March 11:             Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry (112 10th St., Watkins Glen) – Noon-4pm

If you can’t make it to these events, you can still participate. Share your NO MORE statement by using #NOMOREweek on social media. Upload a picture telling us how you’re saying NO MORE when it comes to domestic violence & sexual assault. More information can be found on our wesbsite and our Facebook event.

For more information, contact Bethany, Victim Services and Housing Supervisor at 607-535-2050, ext. 205. Follow the link for more information on the First Step Victim Services Program.

NO MORE NO MORE is a public awareness campaign designed to engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers and major corporations, NO MORE is supported by hundreds of national and local groups and by thousands of people who are using its signature blue symbol to increase visibility for these hidden issues. For more information on NO MORE Week, please visit nomore.org.