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In conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Lancaster General Health, Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County, and Lancaster County Victim/Witness Services will display the Silent Witness Exhibit at five locations in Lancaster County.  

The exhibit of life-sized wooden figures represents the men, women, and children who died in Lancaster County as a result of domestic violence. Victims’ families created life stories to display on the figures.

The goal of the exhibit is to promote the need and hope for change. Domestic violence impacts one in four women and one in seven men. 

A kick-off event will be held October 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lancaster General Health Suburban Pavilion. Representatives from the medical, criminal justice, and victim services fields will offer remarks: 

  • Michelle Schori, Executive Director Women & Pediatrics Service Line, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

  • Christine Gilfillan, Director, Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County

  • Craig Stedman, Lancaster County District Attorney

  • Jarrad Berkihiser, Chief, Lancaster City Bureau of Police

  • Survivors and Family Members

During the ceremony, the names and ages of the victims honored in the Silent Witness exhibit will be read aloud. 

The exhibit will be on display at the following locations:

October 1-5
Lancaster General Health Suburban Pavilion

2100 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, Pa  17601

October 9-12
Elizabethtown College

High Library
1 Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

October 15-19
JP McCaskey High School

445 N Reservoir Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

October 22-26
McCaskey East

1051 Lehigh Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17602

October 20-November 2
Lancaster General Health Downtown Pavilion

540 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, Pa  17602

If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, there are people who can help. Contact the Domestic Violence Services 24-hour hotline at 717-299-1249, for information and confidential counseling.

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