October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
First observed in October 1981 as a national “Day of Unity,” Domestic Violence Awareness Month (or DVAM) is held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence.
The primary focus of DVAM is three-fold: remember those who have been victims of domestic violence, celebrate survivors of domestic violence, and raise awareness about the public health issue of domestic violence.
RESPOND’s Virtual Silent Vigil
With many restrictions around large gatherings due to the continued concern around COVID-19, we want to offer a virtual opportunity to safely remember those who have died due to domestic violence homicide since last Domestic Violence Awareness Month.