As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the 14th Annual DV Rally, Awareness Walk & Candlelight Vigil is set to take place on Thursday, October 26 , at 6:00 PM, commencing from the Osceola County Courthouse. This event, led by Help Now of Osceola County, aims to shed light on the pervasive issue of domestic violence, while providing support, awareness, and hope to those who have experienced it.

Domestic violence is a silent crisis that affects millions of individuals and families around the world. In Osceola County, the community has come together to stand in solidarity with survivors, advocating for change, awareness, and support. The 14th Annual DV Rally, Awareness Walk & Candlelight Vigil is a testament to the collective efforts of citizens and organizations working tirelessly to combat domestic violence.

The event will kick off at the Osceola County Courthouse, where participants will gather to hear from survivors, advocates, and community leaders. By sharing their stories, these brave individuals hope to inspire others and shine a light on the issue that often remains hidden behind closed doors.

Following the rally, the event will transition into an Awareness Walk. Participants will take to the streets, walking as a unified force against domestic violence. This symbolic act sends a powerful message that domestic violence has no place in our community and that everyone has the right to live free from fear and abuse.

Candlelight Vigil

As the sun sets on this meaningful day, the event will culminate in a Candlelight Vigil. Participants will gather to remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, honor survivors and their resilience, and reaffirm their commitment to creating a safer, more compassionate community.

Help Now of Osceola County, the driving force behind this annual event, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, resources, and hope to those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Their work includes offering crisis intervention, advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education to individuals in need.

If you want to be part of this powerful movement, you can join the event on Thursday, October 26, at 6:00 PM at the Osceola County Courthouse. Whether you’re a survivor, a supporter, or someone passionate about social change, your presence and support can help bring an end to domestic violence in our community. Together, we can raise awareness, offer support, and shine a light on hope.

For immediate assistance, please dial 911. If you are in immediate need or wish to speak with a domestic violence counselor or advocate, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline at (407) 847-8562 or text us at (321) 306-0677.