Take Back program focuses on ending abuse, violence

The Tribune- Democrat

April 1, 2019

By Ronald Fisher

An evening focusing on the mission of ending sexual, relationship and domestic violence will take place on April 25, as the Community Connection Team holds its annual Take Back the Night event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bottle Works in Johnstown’s Cambria City neighborhood.

The international event has been held in more than 36 countries and 800 communities since it began more than 40 years ago.

This year marks the seventh annual event organized by the Community Connection Team.

“Over the years, the event has grown and more survivors are coming forward and speaking about their abuse and healing,” said Stephanie Rex, sexual assault and violent crimes counselor at Victim Services Inc. “Take Back the Night began as a protest and was intended to stop violence against women, men and children.

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