RSVP: Susan.Hastings@ktcm.org

Each year the Crisis Center staff at Katy Christian Ministries provides a free program “A Night to Remember Those Lost to Domestic Violence” to community members and direct service providers who work with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  We host this memorable event so we can bring awareness of domestic violence to the community and are hopeful we help provide preventative knowledge too.

This year we will be presenting The Brittany Whalen Rumsey Award of Excellence, for Outstanding Service Helping Victims of Domestic Violence to the General Consulate of Mexico Department of Protection and Legal Affairs. The Mayor of Katy will be attending as well as the Chief of Police for Katy Police Department.  The Mayor provides the Crisis Center with a Proclamation during the program.

Our key note speaker this year is Carvana Cloud, Division Chief, Family Criminal Law Division, Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

The location is in the Katy area at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W Grand Pkwy S, Katy, TX, Thursday, October 25th starting at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (meet and greet from 6-6:30 pm). We also provide dinner with our program.

Here is some additional information about the project. The Silent Witness project consists of a traveling exhibit of life-sized, free-standing, red, wooden silhouettes. Each silhouette represents a victim of domestic violence from Harris County who was murdered by an intimate partner or family member and whose partner has been convicted of the murder/suicide. The mission of this project is to remind us of the impact of domestic homicides and family violence within our community. Because these women/men/children no longer have a voice, the silhouettes are called the Silent Witnesses.

We know Domestic Violence is widespread and affects over 10 million Americans each year and anyone can be a victim of domestic violence regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religion.  We also know children who grow up in violent homes are believed to suffer abuse and neglect at a higher rate than the national average.

Thank you so much for becoming part of our program to help us bring awareness in our community, to this tragic topic.