Hamilton Township Stands with Womanspace Against Domestic Violence
(Hamilton) -- Last week, Hamilton Township stood with the local non-profit organization, Womanspace, to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence and provide support for victims.
The event was part of the annual Communities of Light Program conducted by Womanspace to heighten attention of both domestic violence and sexual assault.
Participants in the program included Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo, State Senator Linda Greenstein, former Hamilton Councilwoman Eileen P. Thornton, event organizer, Christine Clayton, Co-Chairperson of Womanspace's county-wide program. Also in attendance were Mercer County Freeholders John Cimino and Dan Benson, Mercer County Surrogate Diane Gerofsky, Acting Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kembler, Hamilton Township Chief of Police James W. Collins and Hamilton Township Detective Sergeant Bob Miktus.
As part of the ceremony, members of the community organization La DEBu Debutantes, under leadership of Dafney Perry, its community services coordinator, assembled luminary kits for the lighting ceremony which took place on the steps of the Hamilton Township Municipal Building on Greenwood Avenue in Hamilton.
Womanspace, a non-profit organization in Mercer County, New Jersey, that provides comprehensive array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families. Programs include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and housing services. The organization also works with the Hamilton Township Police Division in assisting in domestic abuse matters. Residents interested in volunteering for the organization may contact Womanspace at (609) 394-0136.
In the 1st attached photograph, Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo, State Senator Linda Greenstein, former Hamilton Councilwoman Eileen P. Thornton, stand with members of the community organization La DEBu Debutantes who helped assist in Hamilton’s Community of Light Ceremony with the non-profit organization, Womanspace. This annual event seeks to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence and provide support for victims. Photograph courtesy of Hamilton Township.
In the 2nd photograph, the steps of the Hamilton Township Municipal Building are brighten with luminaries and surround the Town Hall Christmas Tree as a visual sign of support for victims of domestic violence. Photograph courtesy of Hamilton Township.