The purpose of Womanspace’s Communities of Light event is to raise funds and public awareness of domestic violence and resources and services available to abuse victims and families.
East Windsor Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Dense Daniels, Marc Lippman, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller, as well as Chief of Police James Geary, Womanspace Board of Trustees member/former Chief of Police William Spain, and police officers participated in the 2020 event at the East Windsor Municipal Building on Dec. 7.
Participants joined together to light candles around the entire perimeter and walkways of the municipal building, while residents and local business owners were encouraged to participate by lighting up their residences in this community-wide event, according to information provided by the township.
“The purpose of Communities of Light is to serve as a powerful symbol of hope for individuals and families who are impacted by domestic violence and the existence of avenues to get out of these dreadful situations. Our participation is to demonstrate our support of victims and their families, as well as recognition that domestic violence knows no boundaries and impacts every community regardless of race, religion or socio-economic background,” Mironov said in the statement.
“As a community, we wish to express our strong pro-active support for organizations like Womanspace and our local Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and the important assistance they provide to victims of domestic violence. We hope that our participation will help focus public attention on the important subject of domestic violence and to encourage residents to become more aware of support efforts and resources available to victims and families,” she said.
Communities of Light raises funds for Womanspace, the lead non-profit organization in Mercer County that provides crisis intervention and support for individuals and families impacted by domestic violence. The mission of Womanspace is to provide a comprehensive array of services in order to prevent abuse, protect families, and change lives through empowerment and a safety net of supportive services.