Since it's inception, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) has remain devoted to memorializing those who have died as a result of domestic violence, celebrating domestic violence survivors, and connecting domestic violence agencies and advocates across the nation.
1981: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence hosts the first annual "Day of Unity"
1987: The first DVAM is observed
1989: Congresses passes Public Law 101-112 officially designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The first Monday is continued to be celebrated as the "Day of Unity".
—Adapted from the 1996 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resource Manual of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Throughout the month of October, Serenity Escape will offer 10% off to those who paint one nail purple as part of a regular service. In addition, those who participate will be entered into a raffle to win free nail art with a manicure or pedicure! Get yours painted and share with us on Facebook with #POP2017
Join & share DVAM posts, pics, and tweets online as we kick off DVAM 2017!
Stop by the CVAC booth at the Eastland County Old Rip Festival to paint one fingernail purple and/or take a picture with our DVAM props!
Gather with us on the steps of the Eastland County Courthouse for a special ceremony honoring the victims murdered in 2016.
A day for health care professionals to show support for victims of domestic violence #HCADV with the kick-off Eastland Memorial Hospital Toiletry Drive! Toiletry Drive ends October 31st. Download Toiletry Care Package Ideas.
Show support for victims of domestic violence by wearing a purple tie, accessory, shirt, dress, and/or more! Want one of our DVAM shirts? Purchase with us by September 29th!
Eastland County communities of faith are asked to partner with the CVAC in the annual "Safe on Sunday" event.
Pledge to show your continued support for victims of domestic violence beyond October.
Have a fundraising, community outreach, or educational idea for DVAM? We want to hear it! Call or email CVAC Community Educator, Gena Camacho (254.629.3223) to learn how you and/or your group can be part of DVAM 2017!