October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month
On Friday, a group gathered at Tamarind Park to paint the town purple to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month -- purple is the color chosen to support victims.
“On any given day, we have nine shelters operating and they are all at full capacity. We service women and children and we also have men in our shelters. It’s a problem. They’ve been running at full capacity for two years now,” said Marci Lopes, State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is just one agency to help victims heal and get back on their feet through multiple programs and services.
There will be several events throughout the month to support these agencies.