Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Join us to say NO MORE this October!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Join us to say NO MORE this October!

Each year, October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence affects individuals around the world every day. It does not discriminate. It occurs regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status or culture. While we have seen a change, we must still do more to provide protection and justice for survivors and prevent violence from occurring.

During DVAM, we stand together with domestic abuse survivors, celebrate our progress in combatting these despicable crimes, and resolve to carry on until domestic violence is no more.

No More Excuses. No More Silence. No More Violence. No More…


The “No More” Campaign

  • What is NO MORE? NO MORE is a groundbreaking symbol, like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the red AIDS  ribbon, designed to galvanize change and radically increase the awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities.
  • What does the NO MORE symbol mean? The signature blue vanishing point originated from the concept of a zero – as in zero incidences of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The smaller, inner circle of the vanishing point symbolizes moving toward our end goal when, “Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.”
  •  What about the purple ribbon from the past? Forgoing the option of a colored ribbon allows advocates to set NO MORE apart as a unique and distinctive brand. It also allows the general public to see the connection between domestic violence and sexual assault by uniting advocates under one umbrella, for their mutual benefit, for the first time. 



How can I help in my community?


Lowe's (c) Purple Porch Project

Purple Porch Project sponsored by Lowes.

  • PURPLE PORCH PROJECT. Shine a light on the issue of domestic violence. Be a beacon in your community.  Learn more!





"Let's PAWS for Domestic Violence" this October!

“Let’s PAWS for Domestic Violence” this October!

  • “PAWS for DV.” Did you know that 75% of pet-owning abused women state that the family pet has also been abused? Domestic Violence affects everyone, including the family pet. Place a No More Pet I.D. tag on your dog or cat to raise awareness of DV and Animal Abuse. Tags are available at DVSSP’s Administrative Office. Post your photos on social media using #PAWSforDV.



KNOW MORE. Learn the signs of domestic violence and listen without judgment to victims/survivors. You can promote DVAM by using the downloadable resources below. Flyers, table tents, website banners, social media status updates and much more will illustrate your support of domestic violence education and prevention. Just download the resources you need, and then print and/or share.


Say NO MORE. Break the silence. Speak out. Seek help when you see this problem or harassment of any kind in your family, your community, your workplace or school. Tell us why YOU say NO MORE. Download this poster, take a photo with your message and share it on Instagram using #DVSSP.


Share NO MORE. Share the NO MORE symbol with everyone you know. Facebook it. Tweet it. Pin it. Instagram it. Email it. Check out some of our social media resources below to help you get started. Wear it. DVSSP has a variety of awareness materials available. For more information or to pick-up supplies, contact the Education and Training Department at or by calling (724) 223-5477 in Washington County, (724) 852-2373 in Greene County or (724) 437-2530 in Fayette County.

Additional DVAM material (signs, bows, table tents, No More pins and t-shirts, pet ID tags, and purple bulbs)


Website Banners

Help get the word out by posting one of these Web banners on your organization’s home page from now through the end of October. Upload one of these PNG banners to your Web site and link the image to  (To download individual images, right-click and select Save Picture as option.)

Full banner 468 x 60

Full banner 468 x 60


Button 125 x 125

Skyscraper 160 x 600

Skyscraper 160 x 600






Social Media

Use social media to spread the word during October and show your support of domestic violence awareness.  Change your profile picture and/or cover photo to one of the custom DVAM images below.  (To download individual images, right-click and select Save Picture as option.)

Tweet or post statistics, news stories or other important information about domestic violence. Or feel free to copy one of the suggested messages for your status update or tweet. When you tweet, remember to add #DVSSP!

31 Days of Social Media Messaging

Facebook Cover Photo

Facebook Cover Photo

Profile Picture

Profile Picture


Would you like to schedule a DVSSP speaker for your next event?


Complete the form below and someone will contact you shortly! 

DVAM 2016



Comments are closed.