Domestic violence
awareness month

Every October, we join survivors, allies, community partners, and other advocates across the nation to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence and relationship abuse. Every October, we honor and mourn those whose lives have been lost because of domestic violence and celebrate those who have survived. Every October, communities, and individuals have the opportunity to take a stand against domestic violence.

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how you can get involved

visit the domestic violence memorial walk in mankato

The Domestic Violence Memorial Walk is in Mankato along the path on Stoltzman Road, starting near the intersection of Stadium Rd. and James Ave. This is a memorial is comprised of signs honoring each of the 30 known victims of domestic violence related homicide from 2020. 

Each year, Violence Free Minnesota, the coalition to end relationship abuse, collects names of the victims of domestic violence related homicide and shares their stories.For more information about these victims and the impact domestic violence has on our communities, visit:

Find the event on Facebook

join the purple ribbon campaign

Each October, CADA passes out purple awareness ribbons to local retail shops, restaurants, and businesses. Customers can take a ribbon and help start a conversation and spread awareness about domestic violence and show their support for survivors.

If you'd like a jar of ribbons at your business, email us now.

wear purple on thursday, october 21

You can participate in PURPLE THURSDAY by wearing purple on Thursday, October 21st. Share a photo of yourself in purple on social media and tell people that you're wearing purple to raise awareness about domestic violence and relationship abuse.

If you’d like, you can print off this form and write out WHY you’re wearing purple.


Follow CADA on Facebook and Instagram. Throughout the month of October, we will share information about domestic violence and relationship abuse. Share these posts and start a conversation with your followers and friends!


You can help spread awareness of domestic violence during your Zoom meetings! 

Download one of our custom Zoom backgrounds to spread the word.


  1. ​Download and save your custom background 

  2. Sign into your Zoom app

  3. Click your profile picture or icon, then click on Settings 

  4. In the left menu bar, click on the Virtual Background tab 

  5. In the Virtual Background tab, click the + icon to upload the custom background from your computer 

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