October 2019 marks 32 years for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM started as a “Day of Unity” in October of 1981, and was later adopted by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), becoming a full month of awareness in 1987. The year 1987 also saw the advent of the 1st national toll-free DV hotline.
This October, the question arises:
What can YOU do to bring awareness to your community about the issue of domestic violence?
All it takes is #1thing to change someone’s life and to help combat domestic violence in your community.
What is your #1thing ?
Here are a few suggestions!
- Wear a purple ribbon for the month.
- Volunteer with your local crime victim services provider.
- Read up on Colorado law regarding DV.
- Did we mention volunteering?
- Learn how DV impacts your community.
- Donate to your local victim service provider.
- Use the #DVAM2019 and share posts regarding DV on your social media.
Making a difference can be as simple as reaching out, and committing to that #1thing. Awareness makes all the difference! Stay tuned through the month of October for more posts regarding Domestic Violence.
If you or someone you know is a victim of DV, or if you would like to know more about DV issues, the Staff at the Arkansas Valley Resource Center are available 24/7 to assist.
415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656
DVAM history provided by The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence