October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an annual campaign committed to raising awareness of and preventing domestic violence.
Domestic violence affects people of all races, genders, and economic backgrounds. Domestic violence includes the physical, psychological, and emotional abuse of an intimate partner. Domestic abuse varies dramatically in relationships but the constant components are rooted in one person asserting power and control over the other. This month is all about engaging the community and individuals on how we can prevent domestic violence.
- On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men
- Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime
Domestic Violence Day of Unity
Care & Community Library Initiative
All Month Long
We have partnered with the libraries in Hays and Caldwell County to provide books related to healthy relationships, self-care and self-compassion. Partnering libraries include Buda, Kyle, Luling, Lockhart, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, and San Marcos.
Visit a participating library to find out how to win a FREE Self-care package valued at over $50!
Eat and Support!
All Month Long
Visit your favorite participating restaurant on their scheduled day or days to support local victims of abuse while satisfying your hunger! Check our events on Facebook for a current list of participating restaurants.
Loli’s Cafe – Every Tuesday in October
1501 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
The Leaning Pear – Lunch or Dinner Wednesday, October 12th
111 River Rd #110, Wimberley, TX 78676
Blake’s – October 14th
621 E Davis St Luling, Tx 78648
If your restaurant would like to participate, simply choose the date(s) you want to participate as well as the percentage you would like to go towards community members who have experienced abuse. We will advertise the event through our social media channels as well as provide you with materials to put at tables as well as to-go labels. Please send participation inquiries to email@example.com.
Check the News!
- The importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
- How to Safely Support Someone in an Abusive Relationship
- A Call to Masculinity
- Increased Demand for Shelter and Community Support
Join Us For Purple Day
Join us on Thursday, October 20th for an opportunity to raise awareness about domestic violence and to show your commitment to promoting healthy relationships.
Dress yourself, your kids, or your pets in purple and snap a selfie! Share your images with us on social media or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will spotlight them with a video after the event.
Please join us on October 20th, wear purple, be a voice, and start a conversation about domestic violence!
Be a Part of the Conversation
Join us this #DVAM2022 on social media! All month long, we will be posting educational material about the dynamics of domestic violence, highlighting HCWC services, posting inspiring messages for survivors of abuse, making posts about healthy communities, as well as highlighting our amazing staff and community partners!
We will have Facebook Events for Purple Day, Dining for Change, and Purse Bingo so stay tuned!