Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). We shine the spotlight even brighter on this serious crime that affects everyone in our communities and on education and prevention efforts to end its traumatic effects.

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner, family member or close friend in the same household. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological, or include actions or threats of actions that influence another person.

Let’s paint the USVI Purple for DVAM! Start by wearing purple on October 1st, VI Wear Purple Day. Add a ribbon or anything in the color purple to your look, and show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Share a photo on your favorite social channel and tag us so we can cheer you on: Facebook – @wcstx, Instagram – @wcstxvi, Twitter – @wcstx.

Check our DVAM Events Calendar for ways you can help to promote the end of domestic violence and show support for victims and survivors. Call our main office/crisis center – 340.773.9272, or use our contact form for any questions.




Oct 01 - 31 2024


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