DVAM

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Ending domestic violence requires attention and action all year round. But during October, we turn the spotlight on higher, with events and campaigns to educate, promote prevention efforts and encourage more support for survivors. Call WCSC for more information and volunteer opportunities, 340.773.9272. Victims and survivors are facing the trauma of DV and the added dangers of COVID-19. Share some words of encouragement, let them know that help is available and that you care. Post a message of hope or a short video on your favorite social channel and use the hashtags, #DVAM2021USVI or  #support4survivors  as part of this year’s campaign of support.

Make a personal statement against domestic violence in our communities by wearing the theme color on #VIPurpleDay!  

Just a purple ribbon let’s a survivor know that you care and will inspire everyone you see to show  support for those who are impacted by domestic violence in our community.

Join us at The Market STX to donate toiletries, canned goods and other much-needed items from our wish list, and help victims and survivors in crisis, and families in need. Thank you for caring!

Even during the global pandemic, we must continue to raise awareness around this crime that affects us all. Share in your circles and join the digital movement to show support for survivors and proclaim that USVI Says NO MORE!

Purple shoes or purple eyeshadow or a purple bowtie make a powerful awareness statement!  Every October, during DVAM, the National Network to end Domestic Violence (NNEDV) hosts a national Week of Action. Each day during the 2021 #NNEDVWeekofAction, October 18 through 24, we join NNEDV in encouraging individuals, advocates and communities to take action and to help end domestic violence. 

We thank you for participating in the discussion on how DV affects some of our community members differently, including seniors, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ and others. Share your thoughts on the Forum by completing our brief survey. Did you miss the forum? Click here, for access to the event recording on our YouTube channel, starting on October 31.

Drape your vehicle in purple and join us as we ride from DC Canegata Ballpark in Christiansted starting at 2:00 p.m., to the Eliza McBean Clock Tower at the Frederiksted waterfront, to promote the end of domestic violence and show support for victims and survivors.  

See you on the road!

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

Photo by Fiona Stokes

The Silent March 2018, as we walked down Strand St., Frederiksted.