Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and the National Network to End Domestic Violence's national theme this year, #Every1KnowsSome1, brings our attention to the prevalence of domestic violence and the need for all of us to be informed on how to best support survivors.
Hope House is working hard to have another successful DVAM during a pandemic. Please see below for multiple ways you can get involved. If you're interested in a presentation on Hope House services, domestic violence, or teen dating violence for your agency, business, civic group, church, campus or school, please call us at 608-356-9123 or email us here. Be sure to check out our Facebook page and Instagram page for updates!
Hope House's DVAM Events
Visit our Events page to learn more information about our online auction Bid High for Hope running all of October, our #PurpleThursday donation drive on October 21 in multiple locations, and our training on preventing and lessening the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on October 28 in Wisconsin Dells.
Purple Sashes Around Trees
Look for our awareness signs attached to purple sashes around trees in the following communities:
More DVAM Activities
- October 26: If you're getting drive-through dinner from the Community Supper at the New Lisbon Community Center from 4:30-6pm, look for our DVAM flyer for more information about our services.
- October 28: If you're getting take-out dinner from the Sharing Supper at Mauston High School from 5-6pm, look for our DVAM flyer for more information about our services.
- Drive by Hope House to see our domestic violence homicide luminary display. We'll have 68 luminaries in our front yard in recognition of the 68 deaths in Wisconsin in 2020 due to domestic violence. Victims ranged from ages 3 to 73. Learn more in End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's Homicide Report.
- If you're stopping by the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Gundersen Moundview Hospital in Friendship, or the public libraries in Portage, Mauston, and Endeavor, be sure to look for Hope House's informational trifold display with free materials.
- Listen for our radio PSAs on 92.1, 99.7, 106.1, and Magnum stations throughout October.
- Watch for our op-ed in your local newspaper.
Looking to become better educated on domestic violence and supporting survivors? We recommend these resources:
The National Network to End Domestic Violence, who created this year's #Every1KnowsSome1 campaign, has excellent resources on their website and social media pages. Be sure to check out their 10 Tips to Have an Informed Conversation on Domestic Violence. Have access to a printer? Download their free coloring pages.
The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a newly updated Friends and Family Guide for how to help someone in an abusive relationship, available en espanol too. We also like their How's Your Relationship? Conversation Cards to talk to kids and teens about relationships and to talk to someone about their abusive behavior.
Looking for more information for adults on domestic violence? Check out The National Domestic Violence Hotline and DomesticShelters.org. Looking for more information on talking to teens and young adults on healthy and unhealthy relationships? We highly recommend LoveIsRespect and the One Love Foundation. Have questions on supporting someone experiencing domestic violence? Please call our 24-hour confidential helpline at 1-800-584-6790.