DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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 faced with the trauma of DV and the added dangers or COVID-19 this year. 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, #igotyourback and in Spanish, #yoteapoyo or #yotetengo as part of our DVAM 2020 campaign of support. Not sure what to say? Click here for a sample post.

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 Plaza Extra West 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, purple eyeshadow, purple bowtie: a powerful statement!  Every October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the National Network to end Domestic Violence hosts a national Week of Action. Each day during the #NNEDVWeekofAction, we join NNEDV in encouraging individuals, advocates and communities to take action and help end domestic violence. 

Drape your vehicle in purple and join us as we ride through the streets of Christiansted and Frederiksted to promote the end of domestic violence and 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.