CANTON — Chief Charles Doody is pleased to share that the Canton Fire Department is collecting supplies for domestic violence survivors in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Canton Fire is partnering with DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended), a nonprofit serving Norfolk County and the greater South Shore, to hold a donation drive throughout the month of October. Wishlist items for the drive include non-perishable food items, hygiene and household products, bedding, baby care products and gift cards.
Donations can be dropped off in the drop box located in the lobby of the Canton Fire Department headquarters, 99 Revere St.
“We are proud to partner with DOVE for this donation drive to both collect supplies and raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” Chief Doody said. “The donations we collect over the course of the month will provide important items for domestic violence survivors, and we encourage our residents to donate items if they are able.”
Donations are also being collected at the Canton Police Department at 1492 Washington St., as well as in Quincy, Hingham, Weymouth, Braintree and Milton.
To learn more about domestic violence, warning signs or resources available to survivors, visit dovema.org/get-information.
DOVE, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended) is an independent nonprofit organization providing assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children. DOVE offers a comprehensive range of services, provided in a safe and comfortable environment, designed to increase safety, promote healing, and expand knowledge and resources for those we serve. DOVE staff are highly trained and well educated on issues related to domestic violence, and work to deliver services in a survivor-centered approach with the understanding that each survivor is an individual and all decisions are deeply personal.
DOVE remains the only domestic violence shelter and community-based service provider based in Norfolk County, and also serves the greater South Shore. DOVE provides services to all individuals impacted by domestic violence and welcomes refugee and immigrant survivors both documented and undocumented, people with disabilities, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people of color, and LGBQ/T and gender non-conforming individuals. DOVE’s 24-hour hotline can be reached at 617-471-1234.