Northwest NEWS

October 9, 2000

Business

Evergreen Hospital Medical Center takes action against domestic violence

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center is partnering with Eastside Domestic Violence "Partners for a Healthier Community," and other local agencies to sponsor domestic violence awareness and training sessions for employees and community members October 9-13.
   Community members are welcome to attend two free brown bag lunch sessions Tuesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 12, from 12-1 p.m. at Evergreen Hospital. Tuesday's topic, "Domestic Violence: A Survivor's Story" includes guest speaker Elizabeth Faith from the Bellevue Police Department, a survivor of domestic violence, who shares her story to educate and stop domestic violence.
   Thursday's session, a panel discussion, inlcudes community experts who will address the increasing number of domestic violence related deaths, and what is being done to help those who want to leave abusive relationships.
   Please call (425) 899-3000 to pre-register for those free sessions.
   Community members are also welcome to attend a free Agency Resource Event, Wednesday, October 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., representatives from various local agencies will be on hand to answer questions about their work and provide resource information for those involved with domestic violence or interested in learning more about it.
   Included will be a display of "The Clothesline Project," a visual display that bears witness to violence against women, each shirt decorated to represent a particular woman, decorated by the survivor or a loved one.
   Call (425) 899-3000 for more information about the event.
   If you believe you or someone you know may be a victim of domestic violence, call Evergreen Hospital Medical Center at 425-899-3000 for referral to community resources.