HAWTHRONE, CA— October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Richstone Family Center is hosting a community event honoring the victims, survivors, and advocates who inspire change on Tuesday, October 6 at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at The Richstone Family Center located at 13634 Cordary Avenue in Hawthrone, and will include special guest speakers, such as: Victor Rivers the National Spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Along with Victor, speakers include Steve Tabor, Associate Superintendent of Pupil Services; Lieutenant Meehan LA County Sheriff’s Department; and Jenny True, Crisis Counselor of Centinela Valley Union High School District.
For over 40 years, the Richstone Family Center has been dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and trauma; strengthening and educating families; and decreasing violence in families, schools and communities. Each year, Richstone serves thousands of children and families through programs including: Counseling, home visits, and case management. They also provide Early childhood education programs; an After-school enrichment program; Domestic violence support groups; Parent education; anger management classes; and Transitional housing for young women exiting from foster care.