1,000 families were affected in southwest Indiana last year. Organizers hope the increase in numbers is actually because of an increase in support for victims
"I think it's real important for the community to come out," said Gina Gist of Albion Fellows Bacon Center, "because so many victims and survivors feel alone. They don't feel like anyone understands or that there's anyone they can talk to. So, by the community saying no more to domestic violence, it's letting them know that we're out there to support them."
Events like this continue through the month of October including at the Fall Festival, and another vigil planned in Gibson County.