flowers for river walk

Every year, Flowers on the River is the kick-off of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at YWCA Northeast Indiana! Flowers on the River honors those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. This event begins with a short ceremony, followed by a walk to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge where flowers are thrown off of the bridge and into the St. Mary’s River in honor of each person we have served this past year. 

walking to the river


Since the program began, over 5,000 flowers have been placed on the river, symbolizing the new journeys our clients and their children embark upon.

crowd on bridge for flowers on river event


Please visit the links below for more information on events throughout the month and how you can get involved.

Peace Story Time

Chalk it Up to Awareness

Hope Awards

For more information about Domestic Violence Awareness Month please contact Jennifer Rohlf at JRohlf@ywcaerew.org, or 260-424-4908 ext. 235.