SPRINGFIELD - A tree planting on Friday April 28, 2017 honored survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
"This is the first time we have done a tree planting ceremony. We thought something living and growing would be symbolic of surviving domestic and sexual violence," said Elizabeth G. Dineen, executive director of the YWCA of Western Massachusetts.
The agency provides emergency shelter from domestic violence to more than 300 women and children each year.
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