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Candlelight Vigil honors victims and survivors

Candlelight Vigil Sheds Light on the Darkness of Domestic Violence and honors victims and survivors

Contact: Paige Allen, SARP Advocate Phone:(608) 364-1083 Email: URL:

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2023 Beloit, WI-In an effort to raise awareness about the issues of domestic violence and honor survivors and victims, Family Services of So. Wisconsin’s DEFY program is hosting a Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, October 19 at the Harry C Moore Pavilion at 1240 Riverside Drive, Beloit beginning at 7 pm. This event is open to the public and aims to bring together community members, advocates, and allies to reflect on the impact of domestic violence. Refreshments will be served and are sponsored by Ms. Connie Holmes of Bu2bfull Hypnosis and Coaching. Domestic violence affects individuals and families across all walks of life, leaving physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. It is a pervasive issue that knows no boundaries, affecting people of all genders, ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Candlelight Vigil is an opportunity for the community to unite and send a powerful message that domestic violence will not be tolerated, and survivors will be supported. If you would like to take part in this important event or learn more about domestic violence and the support services offered by Family Services, please join us. Together we can shine a light on domestic violence and collectively work towards its eradication. Family Services will provide free luminaries for anyone wishing to honor their loved one or themselves. The program will conclude with a roll call of names (first names only) to be honored with the lighting of the luminaries. If you are interested in a luminary for yourself or your loved one, please contact Paige Allen at for details and how you can participate. For media inquiries or to request an interview please contact Paige Allen, event coordinator at or 608.365-1244.

For more information about Family Services and the program, please contact us at 608.365.1244 or visit our website at ###

The mission of Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc. is to restore, sustain, and enhance the lives of members of the community by providing an array of empowering services that focus on prevention, advocacy, case management, education, counseling, and therapy.

Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc

416 College Street Beloit, Wisconsin

53511 Phone: 608-365-1244 | Fax: 608-365-4097


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