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Hope & Justice Project is Gearing Up for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hope and Justice Project, Aroostook County’s domestic violence resource center is busy planning education and awareness events throughout the County. In the St. John Valley, we hold our events in September to take advantage of warmer temperatures than October tends to offer.

The festivities began on September 7 with our 2nd Annual Rock It Up, Madawaska! This event will take place in the Bicentennial Park and begin at 6:00PM.  The evening will include music provided by a local artist and food from local vendors such as ‘Maine-ly’ Meat and Potatoes and Brainfreeze. Guest speakers will share their experiences with domestic violence and abuse with the community.  

Chalk It Up, Fort Kent!  In its 6 year, will take place at the Sears Parking lot on Main Street on September 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children and adults are encouraged to take part in creating sidewalk chalk art promoting healthy relationships & friendships and shedding light on the issues of domestic violence and bullying.

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