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Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention: Community Block Party

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Time(s): 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Purple is the color for #DVAwareness

Community Block Party for DV Awareness & Prevention will take place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 9th on Union Street in Troy, NY. Union Street is adjacent to the Unity House DV Services office at 504 Broadway in downtown Troy. There will be food vendors, games, and activities to bring the community together. There will also be resources available for victims.

We are honored to recognize two outstanding volunteers, along with a community partner who exemplify the coordinated community response model that helps meet the needs of victims of abuse

About our Honorees

Joy Meher and Ashley Hart are each champions of survivors of domestic violence. Their commitment to advocacy, action, and volunteerism have been key in not only helping people directly, but in creating greater awareness about the issue of DV and how to best meet the needs of survivors. Unity House is proud to honor each of these women with the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

SNUG: guns spelled backwards. It’s a neighborhood violence prevention program, working directly with youth and young adults at greatest risk of death by gun violence. SNUG’s work relies on street outreach workers who live in the communities in which they serve, to act and be viewed as credible messengers. SNUG seeks to modify an existing norm of community acceptance of violent behavior from its citizens by engaging community residents, businesses, and community-based organizations to implement coordinated strategies to reduce and prevent shootings and killings. Unity House is proud to honor SNUG with the Coordinated Community Response Award for service, advocacy, and action.

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