Lake County Clerk’s Office staff gathered much-needed supplies for local survivors of domestic abuse.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Lake County Clerk’s Office staff gathered much-needed supplies for local survivors of domestic abuse in support of The Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties.

“Abuse comes in different forms. It’s not only physical violence, it can also be sexual violence, threats, or emotional abuse by one intimate partner against another,” said Gary Cooney, Lake County Clerk & Comptroller. “This year, our team stepped up by gathering donations during October to support those who have fled a horrible situation, and are seeking assistance from The Haven.”