NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH

WEAR PURPLE on Thursday, October 25th and Saturday October 27th to show your support!
(uniforms are optional on the 18th and 20th – if you wear purple)

 Began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.

Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Now is time to take a stand. Support survivors and speak out against domestic violence all month long.

Every October is rededicated to breaking the cycle. Here are just a few ways that’s happening this month:

It’s On Us : Take the pledge to keep women and men safe from sexual assault and avoid being a bystander. This simple commitment says you will recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault and will intervene in situations where consent hasn’t been given.

National Domestic Violence Make a Donation: Every donation to The Hotline helps ensure someone is available to answer the most important call of a victim’s life.

The National Domestic Hotline and the NFL : The National Domestic Violence Hotline, which helps service the “loveisrespect” peer advocate lines of communication, has helped over three million callers since it began. Now they’re teaming up with the National Football League, which will provide significant resources to meet demand for services. This means more people than ever will be able to call and receive support about their relationships.