By Paul Schmitt
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Help of Door County is trying to raise community awareness about the pervasiveness of the problem in the county. In Wisconsin last year, 73 people lost their lives to domestic violence compared to 56 the previous year. Executive Director Steve Vickman puts the impact of domestic violence in perspective.
Vickman says the signature event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a “Walk with me” program at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay starting at 4 pm on Wednesday, October 25. The public is invited to participate in a walk that will traverse the downtown bridges and back to Martin Park on South Third Avenue, according to Vickman.