For Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Missing From the Table

Missing from the Table


Wasatch Library 465 East 1200 South Heber, UT 84032

Contact: Juan Lee Juan Lee <>

Kamas Library 110 North Main Street, Kamas UT 84036

Lee Whiting

Heber Health Department 55 500 East Heber, UT 84032

Trudy Brereton <>

Summit County Courthouse 60 North Main Street, Coalville UT 84017

Janna Young <>
Kayli Hudson <>

Fall is a time for family gatherings to celebrate and give thanks. It is also a time when those who are no longer with us are acutely missed. Missing from the Table commemorates the lives lost to domestic violence in Utah in 2019. These lives were parents, children, neighbors, friends and valued members of the community. And their untimely deaths have left many empty places at tables across the state.  Lives were lost in Salt Lake City, Midvale, Rose Park, South Salt Lake, Sugar House, Cache County, West Valley City, Millcreek, Layton, Sandy, Box Elder, Delta, Provo and Logan.

Missing from the table consists of a dining table set for dinner surrounded by empty chairs as a reminder of the tragic deaths leaving an empty place not only in the lives of their families but in the community as well. The intent of the exhibit is to point out that those whose lives were taken in such a tragic and senseless way were more than statistics to be tallied at the end of the year. The exhibit includes general information about key information about the impact of domestic violence on our state and resources for help.

This exhibit follows the annual Candlelight Vigil hosted by Peace House, Wasatch County Domestic Violence Coalition, Summit County Domestic Violence Coalition. Community leaders read the profiles of lives lost to domestic violence as candles are lit on their behalf.