The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA held a fundraising event at its regional headquarters in Glendale on Aug. 14 in which the organization raised more than $15,000 for domestic violence outreach objectives.
It was the first such fundraising event the Armenian Relief Society has ever held to address domestic violence.
The Armenian Relief Society Shelter coordinated with local organizations’ shelters such as Door of Hope and the YWCA. The Armenian Relief Society Shelter Committee Chair Aida Babayan presented a report on the society’s outreach program addressing domestic violence and discussed the establishment of a telephone hotline service.
Osheen Keshishian, a professor at Glendale Community College, served as the keynote speaker. He discussed case studies, cited potential causes of domestic violence and stressed the essential need for domestic violence outreach.