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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