At Monday’s Osceola Board of County Commissioners meeting, Chairman Brandon Arrington, along with Commissioners Viviana Janer for District 2 and Ricky Booth for District 5, proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Osceola County.

The proclamation was presented to Help Now of Osceola County at the beginning of the meeting,

Help Now provides a temporary safe shelter for survivors of domestic abuse who are in danger and experience fear of abuse, and is committed to supporting individuals as they establish violence-free living.

Help Now Domestic Abuse Advocates provide advocacy for any victim survivor of domestic violence and their children in our community. They operate an emergency safe shelter, an outreach advocacy center and a 24 hour crisis line that allow victim survivors to access our services for safety and support.

If you are living in a domestic abuse situation, and are in fear for your safety, please call their hotline at 407-847-8562 to speak with an advocate about available options and resources.