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October 26, 2006

Albany -- A candlelight vigil raises awareness of a crime that affects up to one out of every three women, and can even take their lives.

Domestic violence survivors and victims were honored tonight at the vigil hosted by Albany's Liberty House. It's a shelter for women and children trying to escape an abusive relationship and find a safe refuge.

Survivors, legal advisors, and law enforcers shared the importance of seeking help if you are in an abusive relationship.

"They feel trapped. They feel like they have nowhere else to go. A lot of times they don't have the financial resources or the job skills. So a lot of times it's an entrapment. They don't want to feel like a failure," said Fay Ward.

Liberty House has helped women and children overcome domestic violence for 25 years. Their services are free, and the shelter relies on donations and the support of the individuals and businesses.

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