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DSS Goes Purple to support OCO’s Domestic Violence Awareness campaign

In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, employees from the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) participated in National Wear Purple Day to show their support for Oswego County Opportunities Services to Aid Families program (SAF) and their commitment to ending domestic violence. DSS and OCO SAF employees posed here for a group photo on Oct. 26, which was wear purple day.

“Each year DSS recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said DSS Staff Development Coordinator Stephanie Hoxie. “We are proud to stand in unity with OCO to shine the light on domestic violence. They are a great community partner.”

The OCO Services to Aid Families (SAF) program is the domestic violence and rape crisis program that serves Oswego County. The goal of SAF is to raise awareness of the epidemic of domestic and sexual violence and to educate individuals on the impact of violence and abuse in our communities. SAF has provided crisis, supportive, advocacy and educational services throughout Oswego County for over 30 years.

“As a community, we all play a part in supporting the work to end domestic violence,” said OCO’s Coordinator of Victim Services Stacie France. “We’re thankful to have the on-going support of staff at DSS so we can continue to work together to provide the help and resources survivors that are needed.”

If you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence or stalking, call the Crisis Hotline at (315) 342-1600. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and is free and confidential.

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