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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

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Eugene, OR September 1, 2022 — Each year, in October, advocates, survivors and supporters recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

Hope & Safety Alliance joins NNEDV in #Every1KnowsSome1 Month-Long National Campaign to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence
This fall, our coalition/network is joining the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) in their national combined campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

The goal of these two joint initiatives is to start a coordinated national conversation about domestic violence and how we can all contribute to changing the narrative on this overshadowed, but fundamental topic, then build on that conversation to raise awareness, increase donations, and volunteer efforts, and deepen community engagement by connecting our work nationwide.

More prevalent than most realize, one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual identity or orientation, or socio-economic status, can become a victim of domestic violence. This year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1, strives to highlight how common domestic violence is and that it is more than physical violence.
Hope & Safety Alliance has been providing hope and safety to survivors of domestic and sexual violence for 45 years. Each year we serve thousands of survivors and children from our urban and rural communities in Lane County. Domestic violence does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, politics, economic position, education, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Therefore, the Hope and Safety Alliance serves all survivors.

Throughout October and November, Hope & Safety Alliance and NNEDV will be sharing content on their social media channels to help raise awareness and educate the public on the complex dynamics of domestic violence. A Week of Action is planned for October 17-23, 2022 designed to engage advocates, partners, and the public in starting a national conversation.

There will also be an official Giving Days—one during the DVAM Week of Action on October 19, and one on GivingTuesday on November 29. Supporters can get involved by visiting Hope & Safety Alliance’s web page at HopeSafetyAlliance.org/DVAM

Free and confidential help is available 24/7 for individuals experiencing domestic violence. Those seeking help may contact the Hope & Safety Alliance Hotline – 541-485-6513 or 800-281-2100. Or they can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at TheHotline.org or 1.800.799.SAFE (7233).

Contact Brandi Yanéz, Programs & Equity Director
[email protected] | 541-485-8232
Hope & Safety Alliance STE 200
1577 Pearl Street, Eugene, OR 97401

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