City of Claremore proclaimed the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month.
“We just want to spread a little bit of awareness,” said Safenet Services Executive Director Jody Reiss.
Safenet Services helped file 1,026 protective orders, create safety plans with 2,315 clients and have 8,330 safe nights – in Rogers and Mayes county in 2020.
“I say all this to say that it’s actually a fairly common issue,” she said.
Before reading the proclamation, Claremore City Manager John Feary said the need is there.
“Safenet has been a key member in Claremore, Rogers County, Mayes County for a long time,” he said.
The proclamation reads, “the crime of domestic violence violates an individual's privacy, dignity, security and humanity and affects citizens of all races, social, religion, ethic and economic groups as well as ages, physical abilities, lifestyles.”
Safenet is encouraging people to wear purple all day Oct. 21. to help give a voice to victims who often are a silent minority.
Safenet offers a variety of courses including counseling, empowerment education, family advocacy, sexual assault advocacy and yoga.