Welcome sign turns purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October 5, 2022 – County Commissioners and representatives from SafeNest, UNSHAKEABLE and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children lit the famous purple welcome sign today in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“For many of us, home is a place of love, warmth and comfort. But for too many other people in our community and around the world, home is anything but a sanctuary,” said Commission Chairman Jim Gibson, “Domestic violence affects millions of people, but by bringing attention to the issue, we can show victims and survivors that we are with them and that we are there for them. to help.”

“Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or economic status,” Commissioner Justin Jones said. “It is important that we raise awareness of this terrible crime and come together to support organizations and community groups such as Safe Nest that provide victims of domestic violence with the support and resources they need to get out of abusive situations. “

SafeNest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit agency dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in Clark County. Since opening in 1977, SafeNest has answered over 500,000 phone calls and hosted over 20,000 people. Programs include: a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, confidential shelter, protective order services, counselling, advocacy, legal assistance, and prevention education. For more information, visit www.safenest.org.

UNSHAKEABLE is a non-profit organization that helps women recovering from homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and human trafficking. UNSHAKEABLE partners with other nonprofit organizations that provide housing and therapy, and offers their clients the Empower to Employ program to support their return to the workforce in a sustainable career.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children provides a safe and nurturing home with residential therapeutic services to thousands of abused and neglected children in Nevada.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and need immediate help and support, call or text SafeNest’s 24/7 Domestic Violence Helpline on 702 -646-4981.

Commissioners and representatives from SafeNest, UNSHAKEABLE and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children came together to turn on purple lights at the world famous sign. Like the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County. Purple bulbs, usually yellow, surround the edge of the panel.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11e-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7 of the natione– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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