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.
review these safety tips.

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Only 304 days before the start of DVAM 2016...

L.O.V.E. Yourself: Ladies Overcoming Violent Encounters, Panel Discussion & Dinner

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you are invited to attend a panel discussion, “L.O.V.E. Yourself: Ladies Overcoming Violent Encounters”, Sunday, November 8th, 1pm-3pm, at Community Missionary Baptist Church of Desoto, in the gymnasium area. Lunch is provided ($10 donation suggested). This empowerment event, in partnership with Shaniqua Epps of Girls En Motion, will feature a panel of women from various backgrounds, to bring awareness to the dangers of domestic violence, and foster dialogue on how to overcome abuse and the avenues available to seek help.

No More Silence

This program is designed to bring more awareness to domestic violence. There will be 4 keynote speakers speaking on emotional, mental, physical and sexual abuse. There will be an actress on site to do skits on related topics. We will do an exercise to encourage sharing. Prayer will follow, at the conclusion. Refreshments will be served.

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. 

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



Interfaith Teen Summit

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) will be hosting the Interfaith Teen Summit on Saturday, October 24 to discuss healthy relationships in a complicated world for students in grades 7-12 from 9:30am to 2:00pm.

#LiveInLove Twitter Town Hall

Join @BreaktheCycleDV for a chat with youth leaders across the nation to learn what they say is needed to equip them in preventing future domestic violence.

  • DATE: Thursday, October 22nd
  • TIME: 11am-noon PST
  • HASHTAG: #LiveInLove


6th National Call of Unity: Awareness + Action = Social Change

On this annual, 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. This year's call will feature the life story of Jacqueline Miller, who identifies as a childhood survivor of domestic violence. Dial (877) 594–8353, passcode 924-42-288# to join the call.

Finding Your Voice: Breaking Through the Silence

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

The Return of Social Change Documentary Screening and Community Forum

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 For more information and to get involved, please call 607-756-8970, ext. 261 or email Heather Kehoe at