In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. (AVA) hosts the annual Domestic Violence Resource Fair. The Domestic Violence Resource Fair remembers and honors survivors of domestic violence, celebrates the work being done to prevent domestic violence, and brings together allied agencies and organizations to provide information and resources to victims of domestic violence and their loved ones.
You are invited to participate in an inspirational event that will also offer you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children impacted by domestic violence. Featuring child advocate and comedian Michael Pritchard, nationally praised by the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Time for his ability to use humor to inspire and educate his audiences. Includes free breakfast.
The 7th Annual Angels Against Abuse 5K Event will benefit the Guardian Angel Community Services’ Groundwork Domestic Violence Program and Suzy’s Caring Place Transitional Housing Program. Participants have the option to register as a runner or a walker. Professional timing provided for runners. Team registration is available and encouraged. A free t-shirt will be given to the first 100 to register online. This event is open to all ages, pet and stroller friendly.
Join Kimesha Coleman Coaching in a special conversation that will leave you talking for weeks. Finding Your Voice is a 4-hour event especially designed for the healing woman that has survived either domestic violence or child abuse and is embracing being beautifully broken. This conversation will be held at inside the beauitful Artmore Hotel Cocktail Garden in Midtown. Food and beverages will be served. Tickets can be pruchased on Eventbrite.com.
Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day is a nationally-recognized day that takes place on the second Wednesday of October. This year it will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Sponsored by Futures Without Violence, the awareness-raising day aims to reach members of the healthcare community and educate them about the critical importance of screening for domestic violence.
This interactive community forum will feature several representatives from Family Counseling Services of Cortland County, SUNY Cortland, Cortland District Attorney’s Office, and Kristen Paruginog, Founder of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence who provide services to those affected by domestic violence. To register, please visit www.breakthesilencedv.org. For more information and to get involved, please call 607-756-8970, ext. 261 or email Heather Kehoe at HKehoe@fcscortland.org.
"An Afternoon in Shalom" is an annual interfaith observance and celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month sponsored by Interval House Crisis Shelters and Centers for Victims of Domestic Violence in Long Beach, CA. On Sunday, October 26, a culturally and ethnically diverse gathering of women, men and children from diverse faith traditions will come together at the Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles to again break the silence about domestic violence.