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VARO hosting wave in Hagatna on Wednesday

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Victims Advocate Reaching Out will be hosting a wave tomorrow afternoon to raise family violence and sexual assault awareness within the community.

VARO treasurer Karen Carpenter said, "We will be waving across Chamorro village on Wednesday we are going to gather about 4:30 and start waving soon after."

Since July of this year VARO has helped 49 victims find the resources they need. Of those 32 were family violence victims, four were children of physical abuse, two of sexual abuse and one adult of sexual abuse. While a majority of the victims are female VARO's doors are open to both men and women who are victims of violent acts.

"We may accompany them to the police station to report it or we may accompany them to Guam Legal Services we may assist them with other kinds of services they may need in the community sometimes we provide housing we can refer them to alee shelter," she said.

Wave participants are encouraged to wear purple in support of family violence awareness or teal for sexual assault awareness. Showtime is 4:30 at Chamorro Village.

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