HomeSafe, a non-profit organization, held its 10th annual candlelight vigil honoring those affected by domestic violence in Gallatin on Thursday night.
Organizers said the event serves as a way to “shed some light” on a dangerous problem that is typically addressed in private conversations between survivors and advocates.
HomeSafe has provided help to domestic violence victims for the past 28 years in Sumner, Wilson and Robertson counties.
Last year the organization reported working with more than 1,000 survivors and educated over 3,000 students on how to have a healthy relationship.
In Sumner County, officials report that domestic violence accounts for 51% of crimes against people.
October is domestic violence awareness month.
For more information on HomeSafe, visit their Web site.