Somerville Residents Invited to Observe the Annual Domestic Violence Vigil Online

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Somerville Commission for Women, and RESPOND Inc. invite you to view a recorded version of the annual domestic violence vigil to commemorate individuals who have lost their lives due to domestic violence over the past year.

The vigil is held each October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Given the pandemic, the in-person gathering was moved online this year, but we continue to hold space for those who have been lost, honor the real people behind the statistics, and reflect on how interpersonal violence still pervades every corner of our community.

The vigil is available on the City’s YouTube page at and will be shown on City Cable TV (channel 13 on RCN, channel 15 on Comcast).

For more information about domestic violence resources or to access support services, call the RESPOND Support Line at 617-623-5900 (TTY accessible for the hearing impaired) or visit

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings should contact Nency Salamoun at 617-625-6600 x2323 or

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