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Purple Lights Spotlight Domestic Violence Awareness in October

The Purple Light Nights campaign aims to shine a light on a problem that is often silenced by shame. Come to the St. Charles Police Department to get your Purple Light!

The St. Charles Police Department and Elgin Community Crisis Center invited residents to join in as they light up the Elgin and St. Charles area during October to raise awareness of domestic violence.


Domestic violence can strike anywhere and with anyone, from women, men, children and teens. The Purple Light Nights is a campaign aimed to shine a light on a problem that often is silenced by shame.


Help the Community Crisis Center by shining a Purple Light as your PORCH light throughout the month of October.

 

The St. Charles Police Department will be handing out free Purple Lights to the first 70 participants. Participants will need to come to the St. Charles Police Department Records Division, 211 N. Riverside Drivem during normal business hours:


  • From 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday;
  • From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
  • The department offices are closed on Sundays.


The St. Charles Police Department is asking the community to Shine a light to: remember domestic violence victims; celebrate the courage of those who have survived; provide hope, information and services to those who are still living with violence and abuse.


For more information or to obtain a Purple Light, please call the Community Crisis Center at 847-742-4088. Proceeds benefit the Community Crisis Center.


SOURCE: St. Charles Police Department

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