Rochester, New York – O Saturday, Christ and Out of the Darkness Ministries hosted its 11th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence at Church of Love.
In order to raise awareness of domestic violence in the community, the founder, Lucila Matos, a survivor, author, evangelist, and RPD Champlain convenes the event annually in the City of Rochester.
“Rates of domestic violence in the City of Rochester are more than three times the state average,” said Matos. “As a Latina and a Christian, I organize this walk each year to raise awareness among Latinx families, who face higher rates of domestic violence than many other communities. And to call faith leaders, who are often influential among Latinx people, to partner in prevention efforts.”
Annually, hundreds of domestic violence survivors and their friends and families attend the faith-filled gathering and walk a one-mile loop.