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Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA-32) and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center held a press conference Friday to announce the results of their 10th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive.
The month-long collection drive, part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, collected bags of women’s and children’s clothing, toiletry items, and other donations that will be distributed to victims at shelters throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Reps Chu and Napolitano released the following statements:
“Domestic violence affects every community, and people of all ethnicities and walks of life,” said Rep. Chu. “As a State Assemblywoman in 2003, I joined forces with Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park to hold these Domestic Violence Awareness Collection Drives, and for ten years we have been helping victims as they overcome their physical and emotional scars. This year has been a great success, and I thank Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, Congresswoman Napolitano and all of our great partners for helping us support those most in need.”
“Victims of domestic violence often experience emotional and psychological trauma, which can lead to serious mental health issues,” said Rep. Napolitano. “We must do more as a community to prevent domestic violence, but it is also critical that we ensure mental health resources as well as physical treatments are available for those who need them most. I thank Congresswoman Chu and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park for their continued dedication to aiding victims of domestic violence.”