Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an annual campaign coordinated by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Within the month – from Oct. 13 through 17 – is the YWCA USA’s 2014 Week Without Violence. These annual campaigns have evolved into a collective effort that inspires people to take a look at the violence within their communities and join together to create positive change.
YWCA Union County’s Empty Place at the Table was held at Union County College on October 23, 2014. This program honors those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. The event includes a monologue performance of tales from D.V. Survivors. Join us again next October for this event! Date: TBA
On October 8, 2015, the YWCA Union County will hold its annual Empowering Women: A Voice For Every Woman Cocktail Reception, which raises funds to support the agency’s domestic violence programs and services.
New in 2014 was Purple Thursday, a day for businesses, college campuses, and others to raise awareness about domestic violence by showcasing the color purple through clothing, lighting, discussions, and other creative means.
Check back frequently for updates on how you can help end violence in your community!