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Country Music Artist and Domestic Violence Survivor Naomi Judd Attracts Sold-Out Crowd of Supporters to End Domestic Violence in Forsyth County
Nearly 500 supporters packed the Benton Convention Center on October 16 to hear Grammy Award winning country artist Naomi Judd describe the roots of domestic violence in her own family as keynote speaker of our third annual Home Free benefit luncheon, a collaboration of the Children’s Law Center and Family Services to end domestic violence in Forsyth County.
The luncheon began with a disturbing recording—a real 911 call from a real little girl named Lisa. She was only 6 years old and had already been witness to violence and trauma that no one should have to endure…especially a child.
“The Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina advocates for children like Lisa every day,” said executive director Iris Sunshine, who reported that hundreds of children in Forsyth County witness domestic violence in their homes and suffer the consequences of their parents’ substance abuse and/or untreated or undiagnosed mental health issues. “Providing a voice for these silent witnesses of domestic violence is critical to breaking the cycle of violence,” said Sunshine.
This year’s attendance—nearly doubled from last year—reflects a growing awareness of domestic violence and the urgency of our work. Thank you to the many sponsors, table hosts, and volunteers who made this event a success.