Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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24-Hour Crisis & Support HelpLine: 800-334-4628

Domestic Violence Crisis TEXT LINE: 615-983-5170

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and we’re participating in and planning events to highlight the crisis of domestic abuse in our community and the resources that exist to help and support survivors. We’re proud to be the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state, with the 65-bed Weaver Domestic Violence Center, 24-Hour Crisis & Support Helpline and Textline, and a newly opened, state-of-the-art pet shelter for pets of survivors fleeing abuse.  Each week, we’ll invite you to learn more and help us amplify our message.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Other Ways to Participate:

Create Your Own Facebook Fundraiser

Have a birthday in October? Consider creating a birthday fundraiser, through Facebook in observance of DVAM.

Paint a Pumpkin Purple

In spirit of the fall season, paint a pumpkin purple and display it on your porch as a symbol of awareness. This could be a great activity to do with your children and educate them on kindness and healthy relationships.

Friday Five

Challenge your friends/networks to a $5 Friday and ask for donations to YWCA of $5 (or $15, or $25 ...) on each Friday of October in observance of DVAM.

Gift Matching

Does your employer have a matching gifts program? Consider a recurring or monthly donation to YWCA in observance of our Domestic Violence Services program and loop-in your employer so they can match your gift.