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MCCC, Verizon Foundation to Present Domestic Violence Awareness Program

April 2, 2012

To help increase awareness of the signs of domestic abuse, Montgomery County Community College and the Verizon Foundation will be presenting the documentary film, “Telling Amy’s Story,” on Wednesday, April 4, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the South Hall Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown.

The community is invited to attend this free, informative program. Refreshments/light lunch will be served. For more information and/or to register to attend, please contact dkhateeb@mc3.edu.

The film documents the domestic abuse of Amy Homan McGee, a Verizon Wireless employee and mother of two who was abused and then murdered by her husband in 2001. Detective Deirdri Feshel, of the State College, Pa., Police Department, narrates Amy’s story, highlighting the steps that could be taken to stop a similar situation.

Representatives from The Women’s Center of Montgomery County and Laurel House will have information tables and will be available to answer questions after the film presentation.

The College, through using this film, wants to inform students and the community about the warning signs of domestic violence and abuse, the importance of contacting authorities and the availability of support services and community resources.

For more information about domestic violence, visit the Women’s Center of Montgomery County’s website at http://www.wcmontco.org/index.html or the Laurel’s House website at http://laurel-house.org/.   If you or someone you know needs help, contact the Women’s Center of Montgomery’s 24/7 hotline at 1-800-773-2424 or the Laurel House’s hotline at 1-800-642-3150.

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One Comment
  1. April 2, 2012 5:57 pm

    Amy’s Story is such a powerful video, hope the event is a success.

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