CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Clearfield County Tuesday.
The designation has been made in the past, but Sally Daisher, counselor advocate III and legal coordinator for Clearfield County’s Crossroads Project, pointed out to the commissioners that the problem is still present.
She showed a new “palm card” being handed out by the agency.
“This is something we find very useful,” she said. The small pamphlet is the correct size for a pocket or to be held in one’s hand. It contains useful information on what do do in the event of a domestic violence situation.
Daisher said Clearfield County sees 500 to 700 clients per year with 300 to 500 Protection From Abuse orders being issued each year.
In addition, the program has a women’s shelter in DuBois.
The proclaimation read by Clearfield County Commissioner Chairman Rex Read stated: “Domestic violence is everyone’s business.”
Commissioner Mike Lytle thanked Daisher for her work and years of devotion to the program.