Domestic violence affects more than 12 million people in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
This issue cannot be ignored. To create change, we have to talk openly and acknowledge how domestic violence affects our communities, our families and our lives. We can’t just turn away.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to shed more light on an issue that has claimed too many lives.
For the last 30 years, our nation has honored the people who have lost their lives due to domestic violence during October, the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Domestic Violence Awareness Hotline is calling for a unified effort in helping survivors and honoring those who have lost their lives.
Wear Purple on Oct. 19
Show your support for domestic violence survivors and raise awareness by wearing purple on Oct. 19! Organizations and individuals around the country will be participating, including The Hotline. Go purple for DVAM and share your pictures on #PurpleThursday!
Open Discussion on Oct. 26
Let’s talk about it until we don’t have anything else to talk about: domestic violence. It can happen to anyone regardless of race, age or social status. It can happen to you or someone you love. Please share your story and join The Hotline as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Hear and #SeeDV stories about people like you from all walks of life and their experiences surviving domestic violence and dating abuse. When: Oct. 26, 2017 (Thursday) at 10 a.m. CT.
For more information, call 800-799-7233 or visit http://www.thehotline.org/dvam2017/.