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Safe Harbor annual candlelight vigil

ASHLAND, KY – Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky will hold its annual Candlelight
Vigil on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 5pm.

The event is in conjunction with October’s observance of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month and honors the memory of those individuals in Kentucky who lost their lives in
the past year as the result of domestic violence. This year’s vigil will honor the memory
of 34 Kentucky women, children, and men.

Also, during the vigil, Safe Harbor’s annual White Ribbon Awards will be presented. The
awards honor outstanding volunteerism and commitment to Safe Harbor’s mission.
This year’s honorees include Members Choice Credit Union and St. Paul Lutheran
Church.

Safe Harbor is a domestic violence shelter that serves the counties in the FIVCO ADD
area: Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliott, and Lawrence. The Ashland-based shelter and
outreach program offers three levels of care, including emergency shelter, transitional
housing, and permanent, supportive housing (apartments) on site.

Immediately after the vigil, a brief reception will be held in the cafeteria.
Safe Harbor has occupied the former tuberculosis hospital complex in Ashland for 30
years. During its three decades, Safe Harbor has housed 20,000+ women, children, and
men.

“Safe Harbor provides individuals and families a safe place where they can take time to
put their lives back together in order to leave an abusive relationship.” Mrs. Perkins
said. “Our program offers them tools to become self- sufficient and independent. We are
a holistic program that addresses everything a family needs.”

For more information, call Linda Day at (606) 329-9304.

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