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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: How will you get involved in ending violence in your community?


Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, marital status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. In fact, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed each year as a way to honor victims and survivors, as well connect those involved in the work of ending this crime in our communities. Everyone can take a stand by working to eliminate violence in our communities.

How can you join in the effort to end violence in your community?

Spread awareness in your community by talking about the issue with your peers, sharing information on social media, or participating in Someplace Safe’s “Day of Purple” on October 19, 2017. You may also check out volunteer opportunities at your local Someplace Safe office. Volunteering your gift of time makes a difference in the lives of others and supports Someplace Safe’s efforts to create safer families and safer communities. Finally, you may support local survivors by attending awareness events and fundraisers in your area. Visit our event calendar at www.someplacesafe.info/events/calendar.html for more information.

No matter how you choose to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, your efforts are the first step in ending violence and promoting healthy families and communities.

For additional information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month visit: www.nnedv.org. If you or someone you know is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, call your local Someplace Safe office or our 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-974-3359 or www.someplacesafe.info to chat with an advocate. For more information and resources please visit: http://www.someplacesafe.info/information-and-resources.html

Accessible services are available including: interpreters, live chat, and texting.


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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Someplace Safe invites you to participate in the Day of Purple on October 19, 2017!

Unite with others across the area to support, pay tribute, and honor friends, family, and community members who have experienced domestic violence.

Who will you wear purple for on October 19, 2017?

Someplace Safe encourages community members to wear purple on October 19, 2017 to support victims and survivors of domestic violence. Purple is the color used throughout the month of October to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness. It may be worn on October 19th in unity with others in our communities to support, pay tribute, and honor friends, family, and community members who have experienced domestic violence.

Participating in the “Day of Purple” on October 19th is easy:

1. Wear purple on October 19th in support of victims and survivors of domestic violence.

2. Help show your support and spread the word by requesting your “Day of Purple” stickers and posters today. Simply send your request to: newsletter@someplacesafe.info.

3. Use the hashtag #dayofpurple on social media to help spread awareness and share your participation photos.

4. Consider pledging a few dollars for the “privilege” of wearing purple on October 19th. Simply collect pledges at work, school, or within your group, then bring the proceeds to your local Someplace Safe office, or mail to: Someplace Safe, P.O. Box 815, Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0815.


For more information or to request posters, stickers, or pledge forms please contact your local Someplace Safe office, or email newsletter@someplacesafe.info.



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