During October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Family Crisis Center is drawing attention to just how many in East Texas are suffering silently at the hands of another through the Empowering Survivors T-shirt project.
This traveling display that explains through color and survivor quotes just how difficult victims’ lives are and how they change after reaching out for assistance from the Family Crisis Center.
The Family Crisis Center’s Lufkin Thrift Store near Walmart, 206 W Whitehouse Dr., is the first location for the Empowering Survivors T-shirt project. The display will be available for viewing Friday, September 25 through Sunday, October 5, 2020.
The display has just three shirt colors:
- Black – represents those victims who did not or could not reach out for help in time to be helped;
- Gray – represents those living in domestic violence situations and transitioning or seeking help; and
- White – represents those who are utilizing domestic violence resources and are thriving survivors – helping end the culture in their family.
Each white and gray shirt represents 100 survivors. The lone black shirt recognizes all those who did not survive their circumstances.
The Famly Crisis Center’s Nacogdoches Thrift Store next to Atwoods, 3909 North St., is the second location for the Empowering Survivors T-shirt project. The display will be there Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 12, 2020.
The third location for the T-shirt project display will be in Crockett on Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 19, 2020. The fourth and final location for the T-shirt project display will be in Center on Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 26, 2020.