The Hilltown Domestic Violence Interfaith Initiative was launched in 2015 after members of the Southern Hilltown Domestic Violence Task Force learned that people who experience trauma are five times more likely to seek the aid of faith leaders than any other profession. The group works to educate the community and faith leaders, and holds an annual vigil to send a message of hope to all those who are mistreated by a partner or spouse. This year, due to COVID, the 4th Annual Vigil was cancelled and replaced by this Virtual Prayer Flag Project in hopes of continuing to spread hope and connection throughout the hilltowns. Please take a moment to view the video project on YouTube here.

Anyone facing domestic or sexual violence can call (413) 693-9977 to speak with an advocate. To learn more about the Initiative community members can email the Task Force at [email protected] or visit the Task Force on Facebook.