Domestic violence programs in coastal Virginia are hosting two simultaneous candlelight vigils on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Peninsula Town Center and the MacArthur Center Green in downtown Norfolk. These vigils commemorate the 41st Annual “National Day of Unity Night of Remembrance,” founded by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The vigil in Norfolk begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Pari Cruz, reporter for WTKR Channel 3. Both vigils are organized by Samaritan House, YWCA of South Hampton Roads, Help and Emergency Response, Inc., The Genieve Shelter, Transitions Family Violence, and Avalon Center, along with support from Military Family Advocacy Programs and multi-city Victim-Witness programs. Both vigils are free and open to the public.

The community is invited to come together to memorialize those lost to domestic violence; to support families, friends, and survivors; to raise awareness of shelters and other resources; and to actively work toward safer relationships and communities.

You may view last year’s vigil that was held at Virginia Beach Town Center the vigil below.