October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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From left: Councilmember Brenda Olmos, Councilmember Laurie Guillen, Mayor Tom Hansen, Hunter, Councilmember Peggy Lemons, and Vice Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer. Courtesy photo

October was recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by the Paramount City Council at its October 1 meeting.

April Hunter from the organization Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence was in attendance to accept the proclamation. It is tragic but true that domestic violence touches the lives of Americans at all ages, leaving a devastating impact on women, men, and children of every background and circumstance.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month draws attention to preventing domestic violence and shows support for organizations and individuals who provide critical assistance to victims. Su Casa has done important work in Paramount since 1979 by building partnerships to end domestic violence and helping individuals and families live free from this kind of abuse. Their website is sucasadv.org and their 24-hour hotline is (562) 402-4888.