October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
In October of 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness became a month-long observance, meant to share information and support for victims and survivors of DV. 34 years later, there is still a lot of work to do, and Arkansas Valley Resource Center is asking everyone to join in!
In 2020, AVRC saw 450 victims of Domestic Violence.
As of the end of August 2021, AVRC has already seen 299 Domestic Violence victims.
There are many ways you can join AVRC in showing your support throughout the month:
—Donate or Volunteer at your local service provider.
–Snap a selfie wearing your favorite purple outfits for Purple Thursday, on 10/21/21!
–Wear a purple ribbon throughout the month of October.
—Share information about DV and DVAM on social media using the following hashtags:
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner.
For individuals who are in an abusive relationship, resources, information, and support can be life-saving. Join AVRC as we work toward ending DV in our communities!
If you or someone you care about is experiencing DV, know that you are not alone, and support is available 24/7!
415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
24-hour Hotline: (719) 384-7764
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656
AVRC is non-discriminatory agency regarding age, race, religion, color, gender, country of national origin, sexual orientation, mental health status, substance use or economic condition.