How to Take Action This Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Join advocates and survivors in New York and across the country in educating ourselves and our communities about the dynamics of abuse, and raising awareness about resources available to victims. Here are a few ways you can get involved:.

Raise Your Voice on Social Media

Help us raise awareness about the prevalence and lethality of domestic violence, as well as of resources available to survivors, by posting on social media. We have created a social media toolkit with sample captions and downloadable infographics to help get you started, but feel free to customize your messaging in whatever way is most meaningful to you.

Access our full social media toolkit here:

Check out more videos on our YouTube Channel.

Attend an Event

Join Sanctuary, fellow service providers, advocates, and supporters during the month of October.

  • October 6 |  KAFSC’s Annual Silent March against Domestic Violence, 5:00 PM @ NYPD – 109th Precinct, 37-05 Union Street, Queens, New York – The Korean American Family Service Center will be hosting a march down the heart of Flushing in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence. No registration required.
  • October 11-29 | Scrambled Eggs @ Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St, New York, NY – Watch this provocative and heartbreaking play on Domestic Violence that highlights the causes and affects that
    it can have on one family. Buy Tickets
  • October 15 | Bronx DA Walk/Run/Roll to End Domestic Violence 5K, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM In front of the Supreme Court steps at 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY – An Annual 5K Walk/Run/Roll hosted by the Bronx District Attorney’s office to raise awareness about domestic violence and honor the resilience of survivors. Register here
  • More events to be announced soon!

Request a Training

Our staff and survivor leaders are available to lead virtual trainings for community members and groups – including schools, hospitals, law enforcement, courts and judges, faith communities, and cultural groups – who are interested in learning how to identify and support survivors. Learn more.

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Take action to keep the conversation about domestic violence going through Domestic Violence Awareness Month and beyond.