Welcome Sign Goes Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

County Commissioners and representatives from SafeNest turned the lights on the world-famous Welcome sign purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“It is important that we come together to raise awareness of domestic violence and show the survivors that we stand with them, and are here to help,” Commission Vice Chairman James B. Gibson said.

“Sadly, domestic violence has been on the rise since the onset of this pandemic, which makes organizations like SafeNest even more important for our community,” Commissioner Justin Jones said.

SafeNest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in Clark County. Since opening in 1977, SafeNest has answered more than 500,000 crisis calls to their 24/7 hotline and sheltered more than 20,000 victims of domestic violence. SafeNest programs include 24-hour domestic violence hotline, confidential shelter, protection order services, counseling, advocacy, court assistance and prevention education. For more information about the organization visit www.safenest.org.

If you are a victim of domestic violence or if you suspect someone close to you is a victim, please call SafeNest hotline at (702) 646-4981; or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

The commissioners and representatives from SafeNest came together to turn on purple lights on the world-famous sign. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County. The purple light bulbs, which are usually yellow, surround the border of the sign.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.