Walk, vigil to be held in Newport News for domestic violence victims

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Organizers will hold a vigil and walk called “Remember My Name” Monday night in Newport News for victims of domestic violence.

This year, the vigil will focus on talking about the problem and gun violence. Advocates for victims will discuss ways to address domestic violence. 

A special tribute will honor 37-year-old Jean Bryant, who died Feb. 15 when police said her wife shot her outside Walmart in Yorktown

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at City Center at Oyster Point.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one in three women and one in seven men get attacked by a partner each year. 

Domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women ages 15-44 in the U.S. — which is more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

 If you need help with an abusive situation, contact the agencies below.

  • Transitions Family Violence Services 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 757-723-7774
  • Center for Sexual Assault Survivors: 757-599-9844
  • Hampton Victim Witness: 757-726-6978
  • Newport News Victim Witness: 757-926-7443
  • York/Poquoson Victim Witness: 757-890-3402
  • Fear 2 Freedom: 888-453-3059
  • Southampton Roads Domestic Violence Hotline: 757-251-0144
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

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