Local group holds conference for domestic violence survivors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - On Saturday a Lexington group held a conference aimed at providing resources to domestic violence survivors.

The organizer of the Sisters Road to Freedom conference said the crowd was a mixture of those impacted by domestic violence.

"it’s survivors, it’s advocates, organizations that provide resources. It’s just a community that wants to know more about domestic violence," Therese Warrick said.

The group works to assist those dealing with domestic violence, or in some cases refer them to local organizations such as Amanda's Center at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

"Encouragement to like-minded women to harness the power of our choices," said evangelist Brittany Buchanan Douglas, who spoke at the event. "To actually walk in the fullness of who we are as designed by God. Without apology, and to love well, to serve well, and walk in humility."

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Warrick says it's an issue that continues to spread.

"I believe that every family has been touched in one way or the other. Even if it’s not you personally you have a friend, you have a sister, an aunt, someone that has been touched by domestic violence," she said.

For more information on the group you can visit http://sistersroadtofreedom.org/

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