Victim Services Program’s ‘Man Up’ and Stand Up at National Night Out

The Victim Services Program of Family Services Incorporated will have their “Man Up” and Stand Up campaign banner at Blair County’s observance of National Night Out on Tuesday at both Altoona’s and Duncansville’s celebrations. Community members are encouraged to sign the banners and pledge to “Man Up” and Stand Up against gender-based violence and to be positive role models for children and young people.

The pledge follows: “I pledge to stand up and not be a bystander to abuse of any kind. I will show my community what it means to “man up” and promote healthy masculinity. I will be an ally for vulnerable members of our community as a means to end domestic violence.”

The “Man Up” and Stand Up campaign has been a summer long campaign visiting a number of Blair County community events and obtaning more than 500 signatures. As this campaign is nearing its end, these National Night Outs observances will be one of the last signing events for this year’s campaign.

The banners will be displayed across Blair County starting in October, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Stay tuned for more information on the next campaign stops and displays.

The Victim Services Program of Family Services Incorporated serves all of Blair County with the goal of reducing the traumatic impact of victimization by providing comprehensive, trauma-informed services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, human trafficking, etc.

For more information contact: Ashley Gay Vocco at agayvocco@family

servicesinc.net or www.