Central Oregon Coast NOW to Host Discussion in Recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6 p.m., in recognition of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a community discussion on domestic violence in Lincoln County and the services provided by My Sister’s Place.  Leading the discussion will be Gillian Losh, Outreach Coordinator for My Sister’s Place.  The discussion will be held at Central Lincoln PUD Meeting Room, 2129 N Coast Hwy., Newport, OR.

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The discussion is especially timely in light of the recently released Oregon Women’s Foundation “Count Her In” Report (https://womensfoundationoforegon.org/uploads/CountHerInreport.pdf) on the status of women and girls in Oregon.  The research in support of the report found that over half of Oregon women and girls are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  This rate is one of the highest in the country.   

Members of the public is encouraged to attend.  Following the discussion Central Oregon Coast NOW will hold a short business meeting to elect officers for 2017.  For more information please email centraloregoncoastnow@gmail.com.  Website:  www.centraloregoncoastnow.com.

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