Constituent Services
Congressman Higgins to Host Domestic Violence Dialogue
October 19, 2005
 In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will be hosting a “Domestic Violence Dialogue” with individuals and agencies involved in family violence prevention, advocacy and treatment. 
 “Our homes should be a refuge where we feel safe and secure, yet for the millions of victims of domestic violence, home is a very frightening and dangerous place,” said Congressman Higgins. 
"Western New York has a number of agencies that protect and assist those affected by family violence.  This dialogue offers an opportunity for us to explore how Congress and the local community can improve the response to domestic violence and make it easier for victims to get the support they need.”
The “Domestic Violence Dialogue” will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 29th in Conference Room 7B at Hamburg Town Hall, S6100 South Park Avenue.
According to the American Institute on Domestic Violence 5.3 million women are abused each year.   The health-related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking, and homicide by intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion annually.
All are welcome to attend.  Individuals and agencies interested in participating in the “Domestic Violence Dialogue” can RSVP by contacting Congressman Higgins’ office at 852-3501 or

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