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 state-of-the-art pet shelter for pets of survivors fleeing abuse.

Sign up for a new monthly recurring gift during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October 2022), and your monthly amount will be matched for the first THREE months by The Carolyn Smith Foundation. From October through December, your monthly gift will provide double the resources to help YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee serve domestic violence survivors fleeing abuse.

The form below is for monthly gifts only.  To make a one-time gift, click here, or consider breaking your gift into 12 monthly gifts to take advantage of the match.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Other Ways to Participate:

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.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Do you have a heart for philanthropy? Do you have a birthday in October? Consider creating your own personal fundraiser for DVAM. For assistance, reach out to Makinzi Greener,

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.