Child abuse, trafficking group plans walk, rally

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – A group that works to raise awareness of child abuse and human trafficking is planning a rally Sept. 19 in Somerset.

Broken Pieces No More will host the rally and walk at 3 p.m. Sept. 19 in downtown Somerset.

Everyone is invited to bring a sign, water, and a lawn chair to the Judicial Plaza. The walk will begin at the steps of the Carnegie Community Arts Center and continue to
the Plaza. After the presentation, national impressionist and singer Kevin Adams will perform.

Currently, Kentucky is ranked number one n our nation for substantiated child abuse cases. It is expected we will see those numbers climb higher this year. Ky is also number nine in the nation for human trafficking. We can work together to begin to ‘Spark the Change’ and see a difference,” said Pamela Richards-Woodall, one of the organizers.

Broken Pieces No More is a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of abuses as well as pointing people towards healthy healing options. They currently host Women Warriors Rising Up women’s group and are planning an upcoming kids’ art program.

The group has been holding awareness events since 2018 and are continuing to grow each year.

Richards-Woodall, one of the co-founders, draws upon her personal experience as well as training in helping others overcome the trauma of abuse.

“Abuse is a very hard subject to discuss, but it is one that is urgently needed to be talked about especially now!” she said.

The agency’s office is at 107 N Main St. in Somerset or call 606.271.4111 for information.

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