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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Stand with Vera House during October and help us raise domestic violence awareness. The statistics are staggering...1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 or older in the United States have been the victim of physical violence in their lifetime by an intimate partner.  2019 marks the 32nd Anniversary of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Discover what can happen when we collaborate, educate, and advocate together.

You can help create a community where safety and respect are the foundation of every relationship. Here are some simple ideas to get you started:

  • Learn more about Vera House and the work we do at our Report to the Community on Wednesday, October 2
  • Join us for an interactive panel discussion featuring representatives from our local media and Survivors' Network on Wednesday, October 22 at our Media Roundtable on Trauma-Informed Reporting 
  • Participate in the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence's "NYS Wear Purple Day" on October 24
  • Sign our pledge to affirm your dedication of bringing meaningful change to our community
  • Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Tag us @verahouseinc and be sure to use #DVAM2019 in your posts
  • Have an informed conversation about domestic violence. Here are some tips from our friends at NNEDV
  • Make a donation in honor of someone in your life who experiences violence or is a survivor
  • If you’re a victim or survivor of domestic and/or sexual violence, consider joining our Survivors’ Network

A Message to Andrew Cuomo

“The Friends of Andrew Cuomo” spent over $300,000 to launch an ad campaign designed to paint former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a victim of political attacks because of the sexual harassment claims against him. We cannot allow this gaslighting to continue while the ad revictimizes victims of not only Cuomo’s sexual harassment but ANYONE who has ever experienced abuse. The tactics used by Cuomo and his supporters further represent the barriers that survivors face every day that prevent them from coming forward and getting support. 


We at Vera House have asked Andrew Cuomo to take accountability for the harm he has caused on multiple occasions. Instead of admitting to his wrongdoings, he continues to use power and control to suppress and invalidate the truths of the survivors.  Today we released a video, produced by Solon Quinn Studios and supported by Survivors’ Network, that sends a powerful message to survivors, "I believe you."  


We are asking you to help us amplify the video so that survivors throughout New York and the rest of the world know that we believe and stand with them. 


Here’s how to get involved:  

1. Share our post on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter  

2. Engage with our content on Instagram and TikTok   

3. Share survivor support resources from your organization  

4. Tag @verahouseinc  


For any questions or to request an interview with a member of Survivors' Network, please contact us at: