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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Only 159 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

Lincoln County Annual Candle Light Vigil

Please join the Lincoln County Family Violence Council for their annual Candle Light Vigil. The organization will be displaying the Clothesline Project, having a balloon release, and enjoying music and dance in honoring survivors of family violence and those that have passed on.

Go Purple

This year, the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) challenges all of Texas to "Go Purple" and strive for a state where no woman loses her life as a result of family violence. "An iconic symbol in and of itself, the map of Texas drives much of our collective consciousness and understanding of ourselves as a state and as a people. TCFV has taken our Texas map and shaded those counties in which no fatalities occurred in the color purple. For those involved in efforts to end domestic violence, purple represents a uniting hue for the purposes of awareness and activism.

Dress to End DV

This event is to encourage the community to wear purple to end domestic violence and raise awareness. 

Dress to Express

A simple way you can make a difference is to join the "Dress to Express Campaign."  On Monday October 15th, Between Friends is encouraging people to wear purple to express that healthy relationships DO exist and to show their commitment to ending intimate partner abuse. While dressed in purple, Between Friends is asking people to take pictures of themselves and their coworkers and to send them to  Feel free to hold up a company sign or message in your photograph.

"Take Back The Night" Silent March & Rally

The Silent March and Rally are dedicated to all the victims who lost their lives to domestic violence during the past 31 years in the U.S. Virgin Islands. All are encouraged to wear purple and bring a candle. The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix has organized this march and rally for 31 years on St. Croix. Visit their website,, Facebook page, or follow on Twitter, @WCSTX, for more information and updates.

Purple Thursday

Make a fashion statement that really says something: wear something purple on Thursday, October 25th to honor victims and support survivors of domestic violence! This year marks the 7th annual observance of Purple Thursday, the awareness day launched by the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence that’s now gone national with Purple Thursday observances in Massachusetts, New York and Oklahoma. Register your organization: 

Paint the Town Purple

Paint the Town Purple is our 3rd annual domestic violence awareness month kick-off event. DCCADV staff, member programs and volunteers will be at 12 local metro stations (Anacostia, Brookland, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Farragut North and West, Ft. Totten, Gallery Place, New York Avenue, Metro Center, Minnesota Avenue, Navy/Archives and U Street) sharing resources, information and purple buttons to engage the community in preventing domestic violence. If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Andrea Gleaves at