Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate Colette Martin Speaks in Sussex
I have been blessed to get to know domestic violence survivor and advocate Colette Martin of Miramichi the past three years since I became an MLA and minister. Her story is tragic but it is also so important in raising awareness of the horrific realities of intimate partner violence in hopes of a day when this violence ends. In New Brunswick more women are murdered by their partner than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada, and Colette was nearly one of them 26 years ago. Intimate partner violence happens to men and women in our community every day.
Thank you to the Sussex Area Domestic Violence Outreach program for hosting Colette in the community to share her story as a champion for domestic violence survivors. Community partners including Horizon Health, Tim Hortons, AX Art Gallery and Kendall’s Sweet Treats helped make the evening possible.