Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeff Lunde has proclaimed October Domestic Violence Awareness month. The proclamation supports the city’s Human Rights Commission’s second annual purple light initiative to shine the light on domestic violence, an awareness effort that encourages everyone in the city to replace their outdoor lights with purple light bulbs.
You can read the news release here.
Domestic violence in Brooklyn Park
In Brooklyn Park, police respond to an average of nearly 2,000 domestic violence related calls a year. Cornerstone, an organization that works to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, has staff within the Brooklyn Park Police Department so they can quickly respond to and help victims of domestic assault.
Light bulb initiative
Residents are encouraged to stop by City Hall and the Community Activity Center to pick up a free purple light bulb as part of the city’s Human Rights Commission’s second annual purple light initiative to shine the light on domestic violence. This effort encourages everyone in the city to replace their outdoor lights with purple light bulbs in order to raise awareness of this issue.
All participants can send photos of their light bulbs in use to firstname.lastname@example.org. The pictures will be shared on the city Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
Free light bulbs can be picked up at City Hall, located at:
City Hall front desk
5200 85th Avenue N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
You can learn more about Cornerstone here.
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can seek help 24 hours a day by calling the 24 hour crisis hotline: 1-866-223-1111.
- MN Day One Crisis/Shelter information–24hrs and TTY, 866-223-1111
- Voices of East African Women–Crisis and Shelter, 651-200-4193
- Indigenous Women Life Net–Domestic/Sexual Assault, 612-879-1700
- Casa de Esperanza, 651-772-1611
- Asian Women United–24hrs, 612-724-8823
- Sexual Violence Center, 612-871-5111
- Safe at Home (address confidentiality), 651-201-1399