YWCA places purple flags outside building to represent women who sought shelter in 2018

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A local organization is honoring the women who get services from them last year.

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the YWCA of Evansville placed 128 purple flags around their office to represent the 128 women who sought shelter from them in 2018.

They picked purple because it’s the color for Domestic Violence Awareness.

Staff says this year they have decided to focus on something new.

“But what we wanted to do this week and this month is really shedding a light on the survivors and the positivity that these people had the courage and bravery to step out of a situation and to work on themselves and improve their lives.”

The YWCA says they want to make sure people know they are a resource and want to help victims.

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(This story was originally published on October 23, 2019)

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