What Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about domestic violence and to support survivors of interpersonal violence.
DVAM honors survivors by bringing the issue of domestic violence to the forefront and connects individuals and organizations advocating for change.
Join us in honoring DVAM! There is a lot you can do to help. Use the resources below to get informed, break the silence, see a great movie and even volunteer to help survivors. By doing these acts, YOU are making our community a safer place and support all survivors.
Domestic violence does not discriminate. It can happen in every community, including here in Nevada County. Victims can be any gender, race, socioeconomic status.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner violence. These statistics are much higher for people of color, people with disabilities and the LGBTQIA+ community. So, it is likely either yourself, a family member or friend have experienced domestic violence. Indeed, #Every1KnowsSome1.
There is hope. As much as we all may be or know a survivor of domestic violence, we also all play a role in ending domestic violence and making our community a safer place.
Wear Purple on
#PurpleThursday, a day to show our solidarity with survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. Wearing purple on the 20th and post pics not only to spread awareness but to take action towards ending violence.
Attend Our Community
We will be hosting a viewing of the documentary Private Violence.
Date: Tues, Oct 18th
Location: Mystic Theater, 240 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA
This is a free event!
Donations are graciously appreciated.
Seating is limited!
Share Your Story -
We are honoring survivors by offering an opportunity for you to share your story of experience with violence.
Sharing your story could be a step in your own self-healing or it could be a story of your journey from abuse to empowerment. Or maybe you find yourself still in an unhealthy relationship and just need to share it some how, some way, with someone. Click to learn more!
Know Who We Are
We provide 24/7 direct services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and provide education and prevention services to our community. We collaborate with many wonderful and allied local organizations.
Know What We Do
All our services are free, confidential
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