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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Take action to end domestic violence in our communities.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), giving everyone an opportunity to take action to end domestic violence in our communities.


The theme for DVAM is #Every1KnowsSome1, which means that everyone knows someone that’s affected by domestic violence, whether you can see it or not. Because domestic violence thrives in silence, we want to get people talking about it so survivors know that they’re not alone, and that help is available.

One isn’t just a number; it’s SOMEONE – a family member, a neighbor, a coworker, a friend. Domestic violence affects all of us, and all of us must be part of the solution. Getting involved in DVAM is a great way to stand up for survivors while raising awareness and starting a conversation about preventing domestic violence in southwestern PA.

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How to participate

  • Distribute DVAM yard signs in your community.
  • Organize a Purple Thursday campaign (flyer coming soon!)
  • Share DVSSP social media posts all month long.
  • Attend our Annual PeaceFromDV Walk on September 21, 2024.
  • Attend our Annual Peace Begins at Home Dinner on October 16, 2024.
  • Use our wish list to host a donation drive for DVSSP.
  • Schedule a speaker to talk with your faith organization, club, school, etc. about domestic violence and how we can all make a different.
  • Check back in August for more information about our 2024 DVAM campaign!

Additional Resources

Check out the National Network to End Domestic Violence DVAM toolkit for logos and social media graphics, statistics, post ideas, and many more resources and ideas for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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