If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.
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It Happens In Church Too: Confronting Domestic Violence in the Christian Community

This event will focus on the problem of domestic violence in the Christian community. Women from churches in Westchester County, New York have been invited to attend. Speakers include representatives from the Westchester County District Attorney's office, local shelters for women escaping violence, and survivors of domestic violence. Admission is free; lunch will be served. 

Painting Afternoon

Sip and Paint fundraiser to promote awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, benefitting non-profit DV agency and safe-house, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC). $35 includes all supplies, plus complimentary beverage and snack. Join us in for a fun afternoon painting your own masterpiece! A portion of your $35 will be donated directly to EBCC. Thank you for your support!

The Color Purple

Fight the Flight, Inc. presents: "There's No Excuse...Eliminate the Abuse" on October 17, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Join us for a mid-morning event and let the world know where we stand. Wear your purple hair and take a stand and sign the oath! Pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

NOMW HT/DV Awareness Training for Hispanic Pastors

As part of the Not On My Watch faith based movement, Fierce Woman Found Ministries will be facilitating a clergy/faith leader awareness training on domestic violence and human trafficking. Event includes resource table, clothesline display, and survivor art display. 

  • Host Pastor: Rev. Jose Gonzalez
  • Conferece Facilitator and Trainer: Rev. Michelle Soto and Rev. Evelyn Pacheco



Peace Around The World Begins At Home

Join the Women's Help Center in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month! The Observance will include: Survivor artwork & testimony, remarks by Community Education Specialists Artyce Thomas & Katelyn Clem, display of the Clothesline Project & luminaries lighting The Peace Garden to honor victims of domestic violence. Light refreshments will be provided. Please confirm your attendance by calling (814) 536-5361 by October 1st, 2015. 

Fashion for Action: Charity Tea Party, Fashion Show and Silent Auction

On Sunday, October 11, The Purple Boots Foundation in collaboration with Mark SQuared Studios, Savoy Creations, AWHEEC, and Princess Styles will present their Annual Tea Party and Fashion Show “Fashion for Action” at Mark SQuared Studios in Clarkston, Georgia. The proceeds from this event will benefit The Purple Boots Foundation – an organization dedicated to celebrating the resiliency of survivors of intimate partner violence.

The evening, themed “Jewels of the World,” kicks off at 4:00pm with a purple carpet, followed by tea, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, the fashion show, a silent auction, and live music. “We have so much we want to do this year,” says Princess Hawthorne, the Foundation’s co-founder, “In addition to serving the ladies during the Motivation & Makeover Conference we want to establish an on-going support program that keeps the ladies engaged in the healing process.” The Tea Party & Fashion Show is the Foundation’s primary source of funding. The community is encouraged to attend the show or donate to a mission that provides long-term support to survivors of violence against women and girls.

Our team of designers and stylists have paired bold and colorful new fabrics sourced from West Africa with modern and classic tailoring and daring accessories to create a catwalk that is venturesome yet accessible and wearable. The show features designs by Doris Mukangu of the international fashion house Johari Africa. Headwraps and accessories will be provided by Danflow Fashion and Diva by Te’Meka brings out the princess in every woman with fun tutu and tulle skirts.

Wear Purple Day

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The month-long observance reminds us to stay vigilant with our message that violence against women and girls must end! It also provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the Victors of intimate partner violence. Wear Purple Day is a local event that brings the public out to promote awareness by wearing purple on a designated day. Long used as a symbol for women seeking justice the color purple is our rallying color for survivors to reclaim their power. 
On October 15, The Purple Boots Foundation will host the Wear Purple Day Event at Mark SQuared Studios in Clarkston, Georgia at 7pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple, gather to hear brief remarks about the impact of domestic violence in our community, view the domestic violence PSA-Short Film “Controlled” and participate in a sky lantern release. 
Supporters should help spread the word by posting their #WearPurpleDayDMV2015 photos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tagging #PurpleBoots2015.

2nd Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

Please join Community Works in our 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Wednesday October 7th, 2015 at 4pm. From the steps of Jackson County Courthouse at 100 S. Oakdale Street to Pear Blossom. Immediately followed by a Closing Ceremony in honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence. Wear purple!

Domestic Violence Awareness Resource Fair

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.  

7th Annual Angels Against Abuse 5K Walk & Run

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.