DVAM

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Ending domestic violence requires attention and action all year round. But during October, the spotlight burns brighter, 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, #every1knowssome1,  #StxDVAM or  #support4survivors, as part of ongoing campaigns of support.

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Make a personal statement against domestic violence in our communities by wearing the theme color on #VIPurpleDay!  

A purple ribbon or any purple style choice lets a survivor know that you care and will inspire everyone you see to show support for persons impacted by domestic violence in our community.

Join us for the October edition of Let’s Talk: EEEEzing Into Change, on 95.1FM – Isle 95, from 2:00 t0 3:00 p.m. The conversation will be engaging and educational! Call in with your questions: 340.773.3636.  

Join us 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. We will be at The Market STX in Frederiksted, and Gallows Bay Hardware in Christiansted, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with copies of the much-needed items list.  Thank you for caring!

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

See you on the road!

Join the movement–in Frederiksted and in-person this year, to “take back the night’ in support of victims and survivors! Wear purple and bring some friends. We’ll be walking in silence from by the Fish Market, up Strand St., to the Eliza McBean Clock Tower, starting at 5:30 p.m. Let’s  proclaim, USVI Says NO MORE DV!

Purple sneakers, a purple suit or a purple bowtie make a powerful DV Awareness statement! This DVAM, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) hosts the National Week of Action, October 17th to 23rd.  We join NNEDV in encouraging individuals, advocates and communities to take action to help end domestic violence. 

DV does not discriminate. Victims and survivors of domestic violence can be any gender, sexual orientation or gender identity. This educational panel discussion will focus on male victims and survivors and male perpetrators of domestic violence. This will be a Zoom event, starting at 5:30 p.m.

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

Photo by Fiona Stokes

The “Take Back the Night” Silent March down Strand St., Frederiksted.