A Proud Presence! A proud presence. Some very special people make a stand at the Domestic Violence Vigil on October 1st. Every "nine seconds" an act of violence is committed against a loved one/partner. To the victim, it is an indescribable hell with no safe way out! Help create awareness in your community. Contact your local shelter and find out what you can do. You can make a difference...we all can. Blessings.