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    Safe Futures to hold second vigil to remember domestic violence victims

    Staff and supporters of Safe Futures hold a candlelight vigil Nov. 1, 2018, in memory of Robert Parise and all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking, in New London. Parise, a client of Safe Futures, allegedly was murdered by his ex-partner. This year's vigil for domestic violence victims will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, outside the agency's office at 16 Jay St. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    New London — Safe Futures will hold a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, to remember those who lost their lives to domestic violence.

    The vigil will take place outside the agency's office at 16 Jay St. and is part of the agency's efforts to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence during the month of October.

    The agency provided services to more than 7,000 clients during the past fiscal year, running an emergency shelter and helping victims navigate the legal system, access counselors and obtain job training.

    Last year's inaugural vigil drew an estimated 100 participants, and was held shortly after the death of Robert Parise, a client of Safe Futures who allegedly was killed by his partner.

    Vigil participants are invited afterward to a reception with light refreshments that will be held within Safe Future's career center offices.

    For more information on Safe Futures, or on the issues surrounding domestic violence, visit www.safefuturesct.

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