THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Studies show that every nine seconds, a woman is beaten.
And for the 14th year in a row, folks in Thomasville strive to change that statistic.
The Halcyon Home hosted its annual kick-off rally Thursday.
Survivors of domestic violence shared their personal stories with the group.
T-shirts hung on a clothesline behind them to showcase the number of victims who are now safe.
Halcyon Home Executive Director Chris Marsh said, “It's to make sure we are helping them with all the resources and that they can move forward and better their lives and their children's without abuse in them. That's the reward we all get from it.”
The Halcyon Home will continue to raise awareness with a candlelight vigil on October 23rd at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church.