October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to honor the victims and survivors, several organizations in Omaha are asking Nebraskans to take a stand. Organizer Heather Duhachek teamed with the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council in Omaha with the idea of holding a candlelight vigil to honor those who have lost their lives or loved ones to domestic violence.
Duhachek is a survivor and doesn’t mind sharing her story of domestic violence. She says in March of 2011 her ex-husband informed her he didn’t have enough food for an upcoming visitation with his children. Duhachek and her three children ran to the grocery store and then to his apartment. After dropping off the groceries she was attacked and brutally beaten in the apartment complex hallway in front of her children.
The vigil will be Thursday at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha at 8.