HOPE Center offers solace to abuse victims

By Caitlin Chciuk
Copy Editor

October 18, 2012

The HOPE Center will be holding its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil in Rogers Gymnasium on October 24 at 7 PM. The event is held every October to raise awareness about domestic violence and to help victims and survivors through their healing process.

The speakers at the event will include LHU’s Provost Dr. Donna Wilson, members of the Women’s Coalition on campus, and other LHU faculty and students.

Additionally, representatives from the Clinton County Women’s Center are scheduled to speak; director Mary Jane Isenberg and outreach coordinator, Aimee Grugan, will discuss the resources available in our community for victims and survivors.

There will also be an open mic portion of the event. Audience members will be invited to share their personal experiences with domestic violence.

HOPE Center director Dr. Lisette Schillig would like to encourage students, faculty, staff, and community members to attend the vigil.

The HOPE Center is a safe place on campus which exists to support, empower, and enlighten all students about issues of gender, sex, sexual violence, personal safety and health, social justice, and educational equity. The HOPE Center is located in Russell Hall, lower level rooms 10, 12, and 14. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM, and Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM.

For more information, contact the LHU HOPE Center at (570) 484-2111, or Dr. Schillig, HOPE Center director, at (570) 484-2765 or lschilli@lhup.edu.

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