Gainesville Daily Register

June 6, 2013

Agency 'painting the town purple'

Staff Report

Gainesville — Abigail’s Arms is “painting the town” purple this month to bring awareness to issues in which the non-profit family crisis center can provide assistance.

Purple square signs are seen scattered about town to remind those needing help that the center’s services are available.

Victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, child abuse, elderly abuse, kidnapping, physical assault, stalking, DWI and DUI assaults, surviving family members of homicide victims and survivors of other violent crimes are encouraged to seek education and support services from Abigail’s Arms. All services are free and confidential.

“We chose the color purple because it is the color of bruises,” said Abigail’s Arms Community Liaison and Advocate Kelly Fiore-Watson. “It is a visual reminder for all of us that pain and suffering is more than skin deep.”