Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and the National Network to End Domestic Violence's national theme this year, #Every1KnowsSome1, "strives to highlight how common domestic violence is and that it is more than physical violence."
Please see below for multiple ways you can get involved this October. 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!
Sept 22-Oct 20 #PurpleThursday Donation Drive Information
DVAM TV Graphics
Do you have TVs at your workplace, school, or church? Check out our variety of Domestic Violence Awareness Month images for you to download and use during the month of October!
DVAM Virtual Classroom
Check out our new DVAM virtual classroom! Click on the image to be taken to the slide. Each image on the slide that you click on will take you to an organization, resource, article, or video that we recommend. You can also use this virtual classroom as a TV graphic and/or share on social media.
Purple Sashes Around Trees
Look for our awareness signs attached to purple sashes around trees throughout our service area!
More DVAM Activities
- October 22: Hope House is excited to be a part of this new, free event from 1-4pm at Riverside Park in Mauston! “Spark In The Park” will bring together community members, area business and organizations to spark a local connection and conversation surrounding mental health. In addition to free refreshments and music by local duo “Raising Red,” this event will provide an approachable atmosphere for everyone to connect with area mental health resources and providers, find new self-care opportunities, and participate in interactive activities. For more information about this event, please call Katie at 608-847-2735.
- October 25: Hope House is excited to be a part of this new, free event from 3:30-6:30pm at Westfield Village Hall for people who are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or have a baby 0-1 year old. Baby 101 will include lots of fun activities, gifts, and prizes. More information to come! Questions? Contact the Marquette Co. Health Dept. at 608-297-3135.
- October 25: 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 27: 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.
- Also in October, we'll have our domestic violence homicide luminary display in our front yard, DVAM resource tables in our five counties, radio PSAs, and a letter to the editor!
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.
Workplaces Respond, a project of Futures Without Violence, provides resources, training, and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual harassment and violence, and stalking impacting the workplace.
Looking for more information for adults on domestic violence? Check out the organizations on our Domestic Violence Resources page. 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.