October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

YWCA Mohawk Valley CEO Diane Stancato says they’ve seen an increase in domestic violence cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stancato says they’ve provided over 31,000 domestic violence related services to date, almost double last year’s numbers.

Due to COVID-10, the YWCA’s traditional Take Back the Night March will be held on October 20th at 6:00 via Zoom.

The "Y" will also be launching a new program on October 29th.

AMEND Together is a gender-based violence, school-based prevention and education program targeting young men.

For information on services offered by the YWCA, visit ywcamv.org