On October 1, 2020, Mayor Foster signed a proclamation declaring October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Cumberland County. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we reaffirm our steadfast commitment to empowering survivors and ending this deeply destructive abuse. This month, we strengthen our resolve to ensure homes are places of refuge, comfort, and protection — and not places of fear and abuse. We renew our commitment to support and protect victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and prevent violence before it starts. Mayor Foster calls upon all citizens to stand firm in condemning domestic violence and supporting survivors of these crimes in finding the safety and recovery they need.