As a part of Domestic Violence Awareness month The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equality and Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College and the YMCA are teaming up to create a display to spread the world and to help survivors.
Pamphlets are available for pick up as well as cards and pens at the display for individuals to write words of support to survivors. When there are enough cards filled out they will be taken to the YMCA West Central to be displayed for their clients.
“At the Center for Equity and Inclusion one of our goals is to provide educational opportunities but at the same time create awareness and educate people when it comes to topics that are not necessarily shown in the public and in the media,” said Domingo Hernandez- Gomez, director of the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center Equality and Inclusion. “Especially when it comes to our community so we try to support any causes that align with our mission and this one in particular it has to do with gender equality and also education about domestic cultures.”
The YMCA offers several services for survivors such as an emergency shelter, transitional housing, advocacy, counseling, or legal assistance will see the presentation. For more information about these services click this link.
“Here we have box where people can write words of encouragement, said Hernandez- Gomez.“… It is a minor way of promoting and creating awareness about domestic violence.” The display is located at the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equality and Inclusion in room 119 of the Grand Rapids Community College Library and Learning Commons until the end of the month.