Stop the Violence Rally held at Lyons Park

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A local group is encouraging victims of domestic violence to take a stand. A Stop the Violence Rally was held Saturday, July 26 at Lyons Park in Mobile.

Over the course of a month, police said two women in the area were shot and killed by their boyfriends.

Folks heard from local pastors, a domestic violence survivor and a representative from the Penelope House. They said leaving a bad situation can be hard, but it could save your life.

“It can take courage to leave. It take strength to leave. Once you have it, take advantage of it. Once you feel that moment, that instant where, ‘I’m tired, I’m ready to go,’ take it. Do not wait. It may not present itself again,” said Willie Adams, who spoke at the rally.

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, help is available.

Penelope House is a family violence center serving Mobile and Washington counties. It has a 24-hour crisis hotline you can call at 251-342-8994.

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