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.
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: www.vfmn.org/reports.
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.
DVAM ZOOM MEETING BACKGROUND
You can help spread awareness of domestic violence during your Zoom meetings!
Download one of our custom Zoom backgrounds to spread the word.
Download and save your custom background
Sign into your Zoom app
Click your profile picture or icon, then click on Settings
In the left menu bar, click on the Virtual Background tab
In the Virtual Background tab, click the + icon to upload the custom background from your computer