November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Vanessa Goertzen, a student at Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler, took initiative to make sure people knew about it.

She handed out white ribbons to studnets and teachers as a reminder.

Goertzen says she is more aware about domestic violence because her mother works with Genesis House in Winkler.

She says often people do not think this is a problem in the community, but it is.

Goertzen says if you see someone, or know someone being abused, call the crisis line, or call someone you trust so help can be provided.