The Bark Against Violence is sponsored by the Alice Paul House, Indiana County's Victim Service Center, and the Indiana County Humane Society. The Bark Against Violence will open with a presentation from Indiana County's District Attorney who works diligently to put and end to domestic violence. A survivor of domestic violence will also discuss her own experiences and how difficult it was to leave her dog to escape abuse.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Casa de Esperanza is sponsoring a Zumbathon Event for community members to come together, join the party, and take a stand against domestic violence. This event will include 90 minutes of Zumba offered by certified instructors, as well as a 30-minute presentation on domestic violence awareness and healthy communities. It is a free event, but optional donations of household and/or personal items for families staying at the shelter are accepted.
The 6th Annual Angels Against Abuse 5K Walk & Run is hosted by and benefits the Groundwork Domestic Violence Program and Suzy’s Caring Place Program of Guardian Angel Community Services. This is a pet-friendly event, and free t-shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants. Wear your halloween costume for a chance to win prizes!
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!
Calling all walkers and runners! The 6th Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence will take place on October 26, 2013 at West River Drive, Philadelphia. Funds raised from the walk will support the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, which serves more than 8,000 callers each year. Counselors are available 24-hours and all calls are confidential. For additional information, please visit http://www.domesticviolencewalk.com.
Speak Your Peace Against Domestic Violence invites the community to join a walk and charity basketball game addressing domestic violence awareness at the Parklawn YMCA in Milwaukee, WI. The proceeds from the walk and basketball game will be given to the Children's Hospital Project Ujima, who works with children and youth who have been affected by violence.
The ASPCA estimates that up to 48% of women stay in abusive situations longer because they fear for the safety and well-being of their pets. Additionally, pets that live in domestic violence situations are 11 times more likely to be abused as well. Unfortunately, because very few domestic violence shelters can accommodate pets, victims face the terrible decision of either leaving their pets in a dangerous environment, or giving up their furry loved ones. Brighter Tomorrows is acutely aware of this gap in domestic violence services and the emotional toll it can take on our clients.
SAVING GRACE is having it's 2nd annual Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence Walk on Tuesday, October 29. The 3.5 mile walk will begin at the Grady County Courthouse, Cairo, Ga. Proceeds from the walk will benefit the families affected by the devastating effects of domestic violence. Registration is $10.00 to walk only. To walk and including a t-shirt is $15.00. For a team of 3, including t-shirts, is $40.00.