The Northwest Ohio
Silent Witness Project
Bethany House presents the annual Unveiling Ceremony for the Northwest
Ohio Silent Witness Project on October 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm
at Parkway Place, 2500 Parkway Plaza in Maumee. The
Silent Witness Project is a national initiative, founded in
1990 in Minnesota, in response to an epidemic of domestic
violence homicides. There are local Silent Witness Project
chapters in all 50 states.
The 2019 Silent Witness Project collection contains 55 free-standing,
life-sized wooden silhouettes, each one bearing the name and
story of a girl or woman whose life ended violently at the
hands of a husband, boyfriend, dating partner or stalker.
All Silent Witnesses in the collection were from northwest
Ohio and all were murdered within the past decade.
During the unveiling, the silhouettes will be revealed one by one in a
solemn ceremony. Each Silent Witness will be represented by
an individual reader, who will recount the story of the girl
or woman represented by that figure.
This event is free and open to the public; however, due to the intense
nature of the program, organizers ask that those in
attendance do not bring young children.
For more information about this event, please visit
Project Coordinator Mary Krueger at SilentWitnessProject@BethanyHousetoledo.org,
or call 419-727-4948.
House is sponsored by the Sylvania Franciscans, a member of
Sylvania Franciscan Ministries and Northwest Ohio Community