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Portal To Hope visits St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop for candlelight vigil against domestic violence

Portal to Hope (PTH) celebrates 21 years of service to those falling victim to domestic violence. To commemorate November 25 as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a candlelight vigil was held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop. Local residents along with Pastor Charles Bourke, PTH Executive Director Deborah Fallon, Sister Jane Iannaccone and others gathered to observe this date.

PTH was founded to help those suffering as victims of domestic violence, both men and women. PTH helps 900 people a year, finding a temporary shelter, new residence or providing legal services to those in need.

If you are in need of more information or services, please call, 781-338-7678 or access portaltohope@aol.com.

  1. PTH Executive Director Deb Fallon (right) talks to Winthrop resident Ginny Cronin.
  2. Saturday evening a candlelight vigil was held in Winthrop to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Father Charles Bourke of St. John’s gave a prayer during the service.
  3. Gathered together to bring peace and offer support to those who fall victim to those who love them – Deb Fallon of Portal to Hope recites the name of the 19 deaths this year: 14 women, four men and one six-year-old boy killed by his dad.
  4.  Director Deb Fallon, Father Charles Bourke and Sister Jane Iannaccone are with Winthrop residents and volunteers from PTH in front of St. John the Evangelist Church last Saturday evening. St. John’s is part of the network that supports PTH – keeping victims safe.

(Advocate photos by Al Terminiello)

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