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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

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
(719) 384-7764
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


AVRC is non-discriminatory agency regarding race, religion, color, gender, country of national origin, sexual orientation, mental health status, substance use or economic condition.