9th Annual Candlelight Vigil

First observed in October 1981 as a national “Day of Unity,” Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held every October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence.

In 2019, more than 100 Georgian lives were lost to domestic violence. The Candlelight Vigil is a time of sadness, mourning, celebration and hope. We are sad these lives were taken far too early, we mourn the beautiful spirits that are no longer with us, and we celebrate the joy and love these victims brought to our world. We maintain our strong hope and determination that through our work and commitment, we WILL one day end the crime of domestic violence.

While we couldn’t gather together this year to light a candle for each life lost, with the help of our friends at Ideas United we were able to commemorate these lives with a special video. Please watch the video below to see the tragically long list of names of the Georgians who lost their lives in the past year and to hear from Melody, a courageous survivor of domestic violence.  

Although we may never know every name, we come together to mourn all of the lives lost to domestic violence.