October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 1 in 4 Women are victims of domestic violence, stand with us to help make an impact. #DVAM #StandWithUs #Awareness #DCFOF

Request Silent Witness 
In honor of domestic violence awareness month businesses around our community showcase a silent witness to represent the 1 in 4 women who are victims. Request a silent witness to be delivered to your business to display during the month of October. 

History of DVAM 

According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.

The focus of the awareness activities and events have three comming themes: 

  1. Mourning those who have died because of domestic violence
  2. Celebrating those who have survived
  3. Connecting those who work to end violence

Upcoming Events 

10/4: Dogs Against Domestic Violence @ Oak Street Draft House at 6:30pm

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10/11: Healing Through the Arts @ Denton Square at 6:00pm

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10/18: Clothesline Project and Candlelight Vigil @ Denton Square at 6:00pm

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Stay tuned for more details and additional events. Join our newsletter to stay in the know. 

Your Impact 

Here's how you can help. Join us at one of our awarness events throughout the month, make a donation in honor of the 1 in 4 women who are victims of violence, or invite one of our experts to your business or organization for a training. 


Invest in safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention for victims of domestic violence in our community. Every $65 provides 1 hour of counseling for a mother or play theraphy for a child. Every $150 provides a night of shelter for a mom and her 2 children.

Request a Training 

If your business or orgniazation would like to host a free training in honor of DVAM let us know and we will send one of our experts. 

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1 in 4 women will experience intimate partner violence

591 clients were served through legal services in 2017