Crisis centre receives boost

Domestic violence against women and children around the world and in Cayman is of increasing concern.

This level of concern has become a matter of interest to RE/MAX Cayman Islands, who recently donated funds to Cayman Islands Crisis Centre to support its activities.

Since 2003 the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, a locally-run charitable group, has been providing shelter, support and education on the topic of domestic violence. The primary mandate is to provide a safe haven for abused women and their children.

The Crisis Centre’s other objectives are to facilitate counselling, education and support for women and their children; to assure that community resources are made available to them; and to work with the community to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Scott Roe, sales associate, explained, ‘Our company has chosen to include the Crisis Centre in our contributions to the community to assist in increasing the awareness of domestic abuse within our society, and to help those affected by it. We would like to encourage the public to join us in supporting the centre.

‘Domestic abuse and sexual abuse is a violation of an individual’s human rights, and it affects not just the persons directly involved but their families and the community. Everyone deserves the right to live a life free of violence. Please join the community effort and support the Crisis Centre.’

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For more information about CICC visit www.cicc.ky or contact 949-0366. The 24-hour Crisis Line is Tel: 943 CICC (2422).

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