The Butterfly Society, a local domestic violence nonprofit, is partnering with the city of Zachary in planting a purple butterfly garden dedicated to victims and survivors of domestic violence at 10 a.m. Monday at Zachary Youth Park, 1650 Mount Pleasant Road.
“This garden will serve as a tribute to the lives lost through domestic violence and will serve as a place to be inspired as well as to inspire others,” Mayor David Amrhein said.
According to statistics provided by the Butterfly Society, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States.
“Our goal is to stop domestic violence and continue to spread awareness,” Twahna Harris, executive director of the nonprofit, said.
The Butterfly Society’s mission is to educate, advocate for legislation, provide direct services and partner with other agencies to end domestic violence, Harris said.
The group also provides information and referrals, outreach, safety planning and support group services.
For information, call (225) 347-7725, email thebutterfly firstname.lastname@example.org, visit The Butterfly Society 14 on Facebook or follow on Twitter, @thebutterflysociety.