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October Recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Post Date:10/09/2018 10:18 AM

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Linda Oberhaus, CEO at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, accepted a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month here in Collier County at this morning’s Commission meeting.

The designation is part of our combined effort to bring awareness to the problem of domestic violence in our community and to promote resources for survivors. This year, the Shelter is planning to break ground on a new 32-bed shelter in Immokalee to serve the community there. The partnership between the Shelter and the CCSO ensures that victims of domestic violence receive help both during and after a call to 911.

“Although the shelter continues to work with victims to keep people safe, there is still much more work to do,” Oberhaus said. “I just want to thank Commissioners for their support and the support of our Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.”

Here in Collier County, we do not tolerate domestic violence. It is our mission to end the cycle of abuse through our encounters with those seeing help from our agency.

“The CCSO is committed to helping families experiencing domestic violence,” Sheriff Rambosk said.