Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’ve put together a list of events that Sanctuary will be participating in. Join us at these events and help raise awareness about domestic violence.


October 3rd

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil in Bushwick

Meet at Myrtle Avenue and Knickerbocker Avenue near the 83rd precinct at 5:30 pm. Participants will walk towards Hope Ballfield.

October 6th

Korean American Family Service Center’s (KAFSC) Silent March

March with KAFSC and Sanctuary at KAFSC’s 20th Annual Silent March.

Meet at the 109th Precinct at 5:00 PM and join marchers as they head towards the Queens Library. Wear purple!

October 10th

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil in Greenpoint

Meet at the 94th precinct at 5:30 pm.

October 17th

Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards

Join us in honoring members of the legal community who have gone “above and beyond” by providing outstanding pro bono representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, click here.

Can’t make it? Purchase a raffle ticket and your name will be entered for a chance to win 2 tickets to Late Night with Seth Meyers + a meet and greet with Seth himself!

October 17th

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil in Williamsburg

Meet at the 90th precinct at 5:30 pm.

October 19th

NY State Shine a Light on Domestic Violence – Wear Purple Day

Shine a light on the issue of domestic violence by turning your community purple. Wear the color, share photos on social media, illuminate your home, or spread the word in your office.

Use the hashtags: #ShinetheLight, #WearPurpleNY  #DVAM2017 and tag us @SFFNY (Twitter & Instagram) or @Sanctuary for Families (Facebook).

October 19th-21st

Cracks of Light

Cracks of Light, co-presented by Sanctuary, bears witness to survivors of intimate partner and gender-based violence in a series of performance works created during the journey from struggle to survival. This year, the series presents works by Lexie Bean, Kimberleigh Costanzo, and Sanctuary for Families Mentors.

The show starts at 8:00 pm each night in Studio A at Gibney Dance – 280 BroadwayPurchase tickets

Spread the word, end the abuse.