Starting this week, Hilltop's Tri-County Resources Real Men Speak Out campaign — a photographic campaign designed to raise awareness for the very serious issue of domestic violence and sexual assault — is open for viewing at the Paonia Public Library. Ten prominent men from the tri-county area — including Paonia's own mayor, Neal Schwieterman — are using their images and words in a public awareness campaign that will help make a difference.
Montrose photographer Rhonda Hodges captured richly detailed images of each man, to which they added quotes reflecting their personal insights on domestic violence. The portraits will be on display at the Paonia Regional Library, located at 2 Third Street through Sept. 30. Please join us and show your support for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Tri-County Resources provides emergency shelter, support groups, advocacy, transitional housing support and 24-hour crisis lines for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in Montrose, Delta and Ouray counties. In 2012, Tri-County Resources provided over 1,797 shelter nights to 125 women and children, responded to over 1,500 calls to the three 24-hour crisis lines it staffs, made 86 community presentations on domestic violence and offered transitional housing services to 25 women and children escaping from domestic violence.
The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday.blog comments powered by Disqus