Womenspace Breakfast Garners Support

EUGENE, Ore. — It takes community to end the silence of domestic violence, which is why Womenspace is asking for the community to get involved.

The nonprofit held its third-annual breakfast Tuesday morning at Valley River Inn to generate support.

Participants signed pledges to take a stand against domestic violence.

Every year in Lane County, 5,500 adults turn to Womenspace for help, including counseling, shelter and financial assistance.

“I think the message is we want to live in a community that is safe, where women are, women and children and families are safe in their homes and we don’t,” said Peggy Whalen, Womenspace Executive Director.

Womenspace suffered serious funding cuts in recent years, totally about $300,000.

The annual breakfast made a small dent. Organizers say it typically brings in about $10,000.

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