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Only 12 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

1st Annual Candlelight Vigil


On the evening of October 3rd, Hope Rising will join the nation in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness month by recognizing the victims of Domestic Violence in Collin County with a Candlelight Vigil on the lawn of the McKinney Performing Arts Center. 

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.

March & Candlelight Vigil

Join the Family Resource Center for their March & Candlelight Vigil on October 24, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. March from the Emancipation Garden, up Government Hill, in front of the Legislature Building and back to the park. There will be singing, original poetry reading and a Candlelight Vigil to remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence. 

Betty Griffin House Candlelight Vigil

Please join Betty Griffin House for a candlelight vigil on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 7:00pm in the Plaza de la Constitucion, St. Augustine, as they honor survivors of domestic violence and the women, men and children who were murdered in St. Johns County in acts of domestic Violence.

Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes®/Candlelight Vigil

In partnership with Elon University, Family Abuse Services is facilitating a Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® event to increase awareness about the issue of domestic violence and to celebrate survivors and the coming together of men and women toward the eradication of domestic and dating violence. As the Walk wraps up, a candlelight vigil will be hosted to honor victims of domestic violence whose lives have been lost. 

23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil

Join the Shelter for Help in Emergency for a special reading of the 74 names of women, children, and men who lost their lives at the hands of an abuser in the community since 1979. 
"For if enough people in enough places raise their voices for someone like me, it WILL make a difference." Anonymous

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.

Domestic Violence: It's Everybody's Business!

This is an event at a university campus that is bringing people from the community together to raise awareness about domestic violence and honor those who have been affected by it. There will be a survivor sharing her story, as well as a reading of all the names of women in Texas who were killed by their intimate partner in the past year. There will be a speaker talking about the impact of domestic violence, as well as prayers, songs and a time of sharing afterwards, especially for those victims or survivors who may need to talk to someone. 

4th Annual National Call of Unity - DVAM 2013

On this free 45-minute call, several national organizations, governmental agencies, local domestic violence programs, advocates, allies, survivors and their family and friends gather together to connect and refocus our efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Each year, callers dial in to join the call and listen together in counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, meeting rooms, at school, at home, and at many other gatherings.