Vigil remembers battered women

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A candle light vigil will be held Thursday by The YWCA of Northwest Georgia to remember 130 victims killed by
domestic violence in Georgia last year.

As head of the YWCA branch, Holly Comer, says she's seeing more
crisis calls.

She says a bad economy is having an impact, and it's not that stress causes more violence, but that the economic downturn may lengthen how long battered women may stay in shelters like the one the YWCA runs.

According to her, for two weeks in August, there were no beds available in any shelters in Georgia for battered women.

The candlelight vigil will take place Thursday on the Marietta Square at 6 p.m.

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