Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As we've concluded the month of September and move right along into October, did you know that Domestic Violence Awareness Month is here? What are your plans to raise awareness or support those that have been affected directly or indirectly to domestic violence?

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed   in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working   to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels. 

Ways to volunteer (check your local area as events may vary):
  • Crisis Intervention Hotlines

  • Administrative Support
  • Childcare

  • Career Development

  • Translators

  • Service Projects and Special Events

 

Here's a few other ways you can get involved and take action:

http://www.nnedv.org/policy/takeaction.html 

 

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