Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October 1 – 31, 2019

Break the Silence

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of Public Law 101-112, which designates October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and calls on the people “to observe this month by becoming more aware of the tragedy of domestic violence, supporting those who are working to end domestic violence, and participating in other appropriate efforts.”

Sanctuary is joining millions of survivors and advocates throughout DVAM to bring the issue of domestic violence to the forefront of the public’s attention, raise awareness about our services, honor the memory of those we’ve lost, and celebrate strength and courage of our clients and of survivors across the country.

Support survivors of domestic violence and related forms of gender-based violence by attending one of the many events Sanctuary hosts, co-hosts and supports every October.

Check out a list of exciting opportunities below and stay tuned for more DVAM updated throughout this month!

Oct. 1st & 8thNBC’s Domestic Violence Vigils: Commemorating Victims of Domestic Violence

Oct 2nd: Screw Invisibility: Celebrating the Power and Creativity of Women Over 45 (A portion of proceeds will benefit Sanctuary for Families.)

Oct. 4thCLE:  Investigating and Prosecuting Intimate Partner Traffickers

Oct. 5thBronx 5K Run/Walk/Roll to End Domestic Violence

Oct. 24thThe Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Cyber Abuse

Oct. 25th & 26thGibney & Sanctuary for Families Present: Cracks of Light

Oct. 27th2019 Vision for Change: A Survivor-Led Conference to End Gender-Based Violence