October 24th, 6:00pm-8:30pm | FREE Community Event. Dinner provided.
Location: Westland Baptist Church 1407 West Grand Parkway South, Katy, TX 77494
Each year the Crisis Center staff at Katy Christian Ministries provides a free program “A Night to Remember Those Lost to Domestic Violence” to community members and direct service providers who work with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. We host this memorable event so we can bring awareness of domestic violence to the community and are hopeful we help provide preventative knowledge too.
We will also be awarding the Brittany Whalen Rumsey Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service to an individual who has earned this distinction for their work helping victims of Domestic Violence.
Here is some additional information about the project. The Silent Witness project consists of a traveling exhibit of life-sized, free-standing, red, wooden silhouettes. Each silhouette represents a victim of domestic violence from Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties, who was murdered by an intimate partner or family member and whose partner has been convicted of the murder/suicide. The mission of this project is to remind us of the impact of domestic homicides and family violence within our community. Because these women/men/children no longer have a voice, the silhouettes are called the Silent Witnesses.
We know Domestic Violence is widespread and affects over 10 million Americans each year and anyone can be a victim of domestic violence regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religion. We also know children who grow up in violent homes are believed to suffer abuse and neglect at a higher rate than the national average.
Thank you so much for becoming part of our program to help us bring awareness in our community, to this tragic topic.
The Meet & Greet begins at 6:00pm and the program will get started at 6:30pm.