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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DVAM 2015 is Now!

ReConnect The Mic: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Restoration Praise Center has partnered with DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) to support this organization in helping the many women who are faced with violence and abuse in our area! Come hear our feature artist, Songdreamer, live in concert as guest host, Sherelle Hessell Gordon ushers us into a night of poetry and music. Admission is $10 at the door; proceeds to benefit DCRCC.


Women and Waffles

Women will be treated to a free brunch and stand in solidarity as we honor survivors and remember local victims of domestic violence. 

Dine Out for DAIS

Dine Out for DAIS includes the participation of 88 restaurants throughout the Dane County, WI area. Each participating restaurant will donate 10% of their sales to DAIS on the day of Dine Out for DAIS. By participating in Dine Out for DAIS, diners are not only raising funds for DAIS, they are also raising awareness and supporting local businesses that care about the issue of domestic violence.

Dress for DAIS Fashion Show

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) presents the 5th Annual Dress for DAIS Fashion Show with a live fashion show showcasing the latest styles from various boutiques and several local salons. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in a live auction and raffle.

Purple Paw Project 2015

The 3rd annual Purple Paw Project will host a variety of pet-friendly activities along with domestic violence education and resources for our communities. This event will include Scavenger Hunt, Pet Costume Contest, Food trucks, Grooming, Kids Barking Contest, Doggie Photo Booth, Adoptions, Vendor Tables, and Awareness Information & Activities. Register yourself, your family, and your dogs for this festival! Pre-registered attendees will receive a t-shirt and a "doggie bag" with a variety of goodies for humans and pets! 

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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.

Changing the Future for Children

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. 

Story by Story: Sixth Annual Stair Climb to End Domestic Violence

Every day, free legal services provided by Her Justice make happy endings and new beginnings possible for battered women and their children—story by story, case by case. Join the 1,000 Her Justice supporters and their friends who will come together to climb 43 stories of the 245 Park Avenue skyscraper, located one block from Grand Central Terminal. Your participation will raise vital financial support and awareness for Her Justice. Be a part of a critical chapter in the life of an abused family. Step up and register today!

“Saving Grace” Dinner & Silent Auction Benefit

This dinner and silent auction will benefit domestic violence survivors involved in the family court system. To volunteer or donate items for the auction, please call 952-314-4874 or email

Rejoicing in Hope with Style

Wear your color of hope and come out to promote awareness and healthy living. Featuring a night with vendors, performances, zumba and self defense demos, makeovers by Mary Kay and Marinello beauty school, massages, fashion show of casual, evening, and wedding dresses, raffles, and more. Proceeds goes towards the American Cancer Society and the YWCA San Diego County Domestic Violence Program. Let's keep hope alive, and together we win to raise money for cancer research and contribute to women shelters that help not only survivors but those effected today.