October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Denton County Friends of the Family is encouraging members of our community #TakeAStand against DV. since 1981, the month of October has been recognized by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to victim advocates across the country.

At Denton County Friends of the Family, we commit ourselves every day to help solve the issues of domestic violence in our community. Last year alone, our agency helped over 4,000 individuals affected by domestic violence by providing over 85,000 services. We are asking you to re-commit yourselves this month to stand with us, join us at any of our numerous events this month, and speak out against DV.

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Tuesday, October 1st:

You're Invited to a National Night Out Neighborhood Party and Community Conversation!
Come meet your neighbors and representatives for the City of Denton. (Free hot dogs while they last!)
Topic: The Silences We Share In The African American Community
Did you know that African American Women are 35% More Likely to Experience Domestic Violence Than Women of Other Races?
What You'll Learn:
Signs of Domestic Violence
What's the Community's Role and Response
How to Empower the Community
Resources Available for Victims
Questions? Contact Community Educator Cassandra Berry
940-387-5131 X241 | CBERRY@DCFOF.ORG
FREE EVENT | OPEN TO PUBLIC
This event is hosted by Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Denton County Friends of the Family, and the Denton Housing Authority.

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Thursday, October 3rd:

Taking place on the evening of October 3rd at the Patterson Appleton-Arts Center, Healing Through the Arts celebrates the vibrant artistic community coming together to end domestic violence. Attendees will have a chance to hear live music, poetry, and see local artwork created for a good cause.

This event is free to the public!

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Friday, October 11th:

The Clothesline Project originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 when members of Cape Cod's Women's Defense Agenda learned that during the same time 58,000 soldiers were killed in the Vietnam War, 51,000 U.S. women were killed by the men who claimed to love them. The Clothesline is made up of t-shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. The project began with 31 shirts.

DCFOF will host a Clothesline Project event in Denton, TX to provide a visual reminder of statistics that are often ignored in our community.

This event is free to the public.

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Thursday, October 17th:

Bring your four-legged friends to Oak St. Drafthouse on October 17th to raise awareness for the involvement of pets in domestic violence situations. This event will feature a pup-parade from Oak St. Drafthouse to East Side, with a costume contest to crown the best-dressed pooch. Let your friends know that you stand with pups by using the hashtag #ImWithFur!

This is a free event open to the public.

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Thursday, October 25th:

Join us on Facebook Live as our agency honors the women who were killed in Texas as a result of domestic violence. The Facebook Live will take place on the Denton County Friends of the Family Facebook Page at 3:00 PM.

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591 clients were served through legal services in 2017