A candlelight vigil Monday will honor those who have lost their life due to domestic violence and bring attention to missing and murdered indigenous women.
YWCA Yakima will hold the domestic violence candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza to build awareness, help break the silence and acknowledge how domestic violence affects our communities, our families and our lives.
Domestic violence affects all communities, a news release noted. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime regardless of socio-economic background or ethnicity — more than breast, ovarian and lung cancer combined.
Some 6,632 individuals involved in domestic violence incidents received services through YWCA Yakima in 2018, according to the organization.
The YWCA Yakima has provided services to families for 110 years, and has provided emergency shelter and advocacy to domestic violence victims for nearly 40 years. It is the largest provider of these services in the region, and offers the only domestic violence shelter as well as the only affordable housing specific to survivors in Yakima.
To learn more, visit www.ywcayakima.org or call 509-248-7796.