Unfortunately, stories of domestic violence are still too common, even in the pristine hamlet we call home. That’s one of the reasons why Mountain Village is hosting a presentation and discussion about domestic violence tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. The event runs in conjunction with National Domestic Awareness month this month and will feature a series of topics including what it is, how to break the silence, and what can you do to help end the cycle of violence.

Police Officer Ari Eddy will lead the discussion. After the presentation, Officer Eddy will facilitate a discussion on domestic violence awareness as well as any other topics of interest and light refreshments will be served.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed in October 1987. Its founding organization, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), wanted to better connect victims with advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Two years later, Congress officially recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and passed legislation in support of NCADV’s mission. Several new bills have made NCADV even stronger and have enabled NCADV to provide support for victims and their advocates and to promote hope nationwide.

The following day October 18th, the Mountain Village Town Council will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month at its weekly meeting. The council will read a proclamation, urging all citizens to observe this month by becoming aware of the prevalence of domestic violence, showing support for victim/survivors, their families and friends, and honoring the dedicated individuals and organizations providing the Town of Mountain Village residents with life-altering victim services.

The October 17th discussion will be in the Police Department third floor conference room at 411 Mountain Village Blvd. For more information about this important community event, call (970) 728-9281 or email

To learn more about local domestic violence resources call the San Miguel Resource Center at (970) 728-5660 or visit

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