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24 Hour Crisis Hotline 618-235-0892
Working Together to End Domestic Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month is an opportunity to take action and make our community safe for survivors of domestic violence. Join us in raising awareness about domestic violence. Your actions, big or small help others around you start conversations, understand and empathize with survivors, and create communities where survivors are treated with respect and dignity.
TOGETHER WE CREATE SAFETY FOR ALL
Here are a few actions to get started. Pick one or a few to help raise awareness.
Check out a few great blog posts and start conversations in your community.
Read about how to help a friend experiencing domestic violence.
Learn what gaslighting is.
Talk to teens about dating violence
Watch our Lunch and Learn videos for information on domestic violence topics.
Purchase and wear our annual DVAM t-shirt.
We have teamed up with ArtWear in Belleville IL, for this year's awareness shirt. All proceeds will go directly towards supporting survivors of domestic in St.Clair, Monroe, and Randolph counties. You can feel great about wearing a shirt, that supports your neighbors!
Share our social and start conversations with your circle
While you are there- like, follow, and subscribe so we can keep conversations going year-round.
Wear purple on Thursdays in October
Hey, how does wearing purple help? Well, it doesn't unless you talk about it! Tell your coworkers, organize a work campaign, share your outfit and tag us on social. Start a few conversations about domestic violence. We promise, it makes a difference.
Download our Zoom Background
We are spending a lot of time on Zoom and video calls lately. Use our DVAM background and help us spread the word this October. Just right-click the images below to save.
Not sure how to change your background? Click here for a tutorial
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