Family Support Services is hosting several events this month as part of Domestic Violence Awareness month and today is their 'Don't Look Away' luncheon at Amarillo College.
On average nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. and Family Support Services is working to raise awareness.
Family Support Services is partnering with Mary Kay cosmetics to host the 'Don't Look Away' luncheon this morning. The event is open to the public and will include free food, community booths, a self defense demonstration and speakers discussing what can be done to prevent domestic violence.
There will have several speakers at the event, survivors of domestic violence who will tell their story, tell the real story of Domestic Violence in our own community.
Speakers and Sponsors include:
Michael Watson with AC, giving martial Arts demonstrations
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Faith City Mission
Relax-A-While Massages, and I believe Mickey Butler will be giving some massages
The Health Department will be providing free immunizations
Texas Tech Parent Program
Family Support Services
Armed in Amarillo, Eddie Hines will be doing some arm wrestling!
Coalition of Health Services
Stronger Than Espresso, a support movement for victims of domestic violence
The Criminal Justice Department of AC
Amarillo Crime Stoppers from the Amarillo Police Department
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Haven Health Services
No Boundaries International
Potter County DA's Office