Safe Berks honored and remembered victims of domestic violence homicide in Berks County on Monday morning with its 21st Annual Silent Witness March & Dedication.
Silently marching from Safe Berks to Reading Area Community College’s Schmidt Training & Technology Center, the event is held each October as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
During the march, family members and volunteers carried red, life-size silhouettes that symbolize the victims. Each silhouette wears a shield that describes the tragedy of their untimely death.
During the month of October, the Safe Berks Silent Witness Project has been display at Kutztown University, Alvernia University, and Reading Area Community College.
Safe Berks, founded in 1976 as Berks Women in Crisis’, provides free and confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their family members and significant others.
Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including shelter, counseling, legal services, community outreach and response, medical advocacy, and education.
Safe Berks services are available in English and Spanish and will be translated into any other language needed. 24-hour Hotline is: 844-789-SAFE (7233), or text the words SAFE BERKS to 20121.