Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October 2015

Below are photographs and news stories submitted from Administrators around the country celebrating Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Send us your photos – we want to include them!



The University of Phoenix Stadium goes Purple

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DV Month - KY Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky will hold its annual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m., in the Harbor Hill cafeteria.

The event is in conjunction with October’s observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and honors the memory of those individuals in Kentucky who lost their lives in the past year as the result of domestic violence. This year’s vigil will honor the memory of 21 Kentucky women.

Also from the Office of Sheriff –  – From doctor’s offices to grocery stores, the Office of Sheriff kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by saturating the Lexington community with domestic violence information. The “Speak Up, Stand Up” Campaign, led by the Office of the Fayette Sheriff in partnership with University of Kentucky Head Football Coach Mark Stoops and Diana Ross, mother of the late Amanda Ross, is a call to action condemning domestic violence and supporting its victims. The Speak Up Stand Up campaign’s public service announcement encourages community members to get involved in domestic violence prevention and education efforts and to intervene if they know someone in an abusive relationship, and also encourages victims to come forward and know that there is a place where they can receive assistance and begin to heal. With the support of community partners and stakeholders, we are excited to launch this campaign.

The PSA can be viewed at:



The Consolidated Agencies of Human Services posted info on their Facebook page asking local business to “go purple”.  In addition, they sold tee shirts to raise funds for their organization.  They also asked individuals to join them on October 16th at Veterans Park to Light Up the Night for Domestic Violence Awareness  – – inviting everyone to join them at the park to release purple lanterns in the air  in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to it, to celebrate the survivors, and pay tribute to those who work to end the violence in Mineral County.  Check out their Purple Donuts and other clever ideas!

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Purple ribbons along the St. Charles Hotel in downtown Carson City, NV.



Community Chest in Virginia City placed ribbons down Main Street.  They also made 300 Rice Crispy bars placing informational adocacy services cards on them and then distributed them to the police department, district attorney, justice court and fire station in Storey County – to thank them for their service in helping victims.

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The Shade Tree of Southern Nevada employees wore purple to promote DVAM. Also, Southern Nevada Fleet Association held a golf tournament benefitting The Shade Tree and all the players wore purple ribbons.

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SAFE House in Henderson held their  annual DV Memorial on 10/1/2015 at Proctor Park.

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On 10/13/2015 SAFE House hosted a film called The Children Next Door at the Gibson Library.

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All the Henderson & Boulder City Police Cars have our SAFE House magnet ribbon on them for the month of October.

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Las Vegas – Victims of Domestic Violence Homicide remembered by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police




New Mexico

El Refugio 10.23.2015
El Refugio, Inc. Silver City, New Mexico 10.23.2015: JOIN US!!!!!!!! ?#?BlowTheWhistleAgainstDV?#DVAM2015

OCTOBER 2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month
El Refugio, Inc. strives to continually educate and bring awareness to all people of Grant & Hidalgo County regarding the devastating effects of domestic, family and teen dating violence in our communities. Our hope is that by providing continuous attention, education and awareness to this issue we can all work towards reducing the incidence and trauma of domestic violence and ultimately create healthier relationships & more peaceful lives and a community without violence.
October 23– Dinner/Silent Auction to Benefit El Refugio


Community Against Violence, Taos, New Mexico Radio-thon 10.1.2015



La Casa, Inc. Las Cruces, New Mexico 10.16.2015: candlelight vigil

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New York State

The historic State University of New York Plaza building on Broadway in downtown Albany will again be lit with purple lights for the month of October, as part of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign.

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And….The Legal Project of the NYS Capital District Women’s Bar Association staff wears purple for DVAM 2015.


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All Kinds of happenings !

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