An annual walk to bring attention to the impacts of domestic violence was held in Platteville last week. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Family Advocates, Inc. hosted the Walk Away From Violence walk. A few dozen participants walked from the Center for the Arts on the UW-Platteville campus to Platteville City Park.
During the walk, participants read off the names of 58 people who were killed in Wisconsin in 2010 because of domestic violence.
Upon arrival at City Park, T-shirts made by those who utilize Family Advocates, hung near the gazebo. That part of the program was entitled, "the clothes line project."
A program was held inside the gazebo after all of the names were read.
Family Advocates is a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of sexual assault and family/partner abuse. The 24-hour help line is 348-3838 or 1-800-924-2624.