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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

1 IN 3 WOMEN WILL EXPERIENCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THEIR LIFETIME.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to promote awareness and prevention of domestic violence throughout the month of October. Please join us and Memorial Healthcare System in raising awareness in our community. During this pandemic, home isn’t a safe option for some. Help us continue our mission of stopping domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education, and advocacy.

Check back for additional events to be added to this page as they are scheduled.


Public Activities Calendar


October 7, 2021
6 PM    
DVAM Virtual Candlelight Vigil  

Join WID, the Broward DV Council, and the Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition for this brief virtual event to honor the lives lost to domestic violence, and to highlight the importance of continued advocacy for survivors.

To download event flyer, please click here.        

Live on WID’s Facebook page  or Zoom (Registration Required)  (Click here to register)


October 14, 2021
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Domestic Violence Virtual Symposium training

For full description, please download the event flyer (Click here)

WID will be hosting a virtual domestic violence training day, with speakers from WID and the Department of Veterans Affairs covering topics including 101 and advocacy history, DV in the veteran community, navigating the legal system, and building resilience in children and families.

This training is free and open to anyone, and while attendees are encouraged to attend the full day, all participants can leave and re-join as their schedules allow. Up to 1 CLE and/or 6 CE credits are available (number of hours provided will be determined on attendees’ presence.)      

Zoom  (Registration required) (Click here to register)


October 23, 2021
2 PM to 6 PM    
DVAM Community Resource & Art Fair
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – 959 SE 6th Avenue Deerfield Beach FL, 33441 

This public awareness event – open to all community members – will highlight domestic violence and local services in the community with resource tables, art and performances from survivors, families, and friends, and family-friendly activities like pumpkin painting!


Ongoing/Other Events


DVAM Awareness Kits 

WID has put together some awareness box kits with purple ribbons, DV awareness information, and other resources and giveaways!

If you, your organization, or anyone you know would like some boxes, please contact Emily Janas at ejanas@womenindistress.org.


Videos & Media

Keep an eye on WID’s online and social media pages for virtual content throughout the month, featuring staff reflections, survivor stories, and DVAM information!


October 9, 2021
10:30 AM
Domestic Violence During COVID-19 – hosted by “ThisDaughter.com

Panel discussion exploring DV During COVID-19, with guest speakers including the President & CEO of Women In Distress, Dr. Linda Parker, Ph.D. See event registration or contact the event organizers for more details.   

 Zoom (Registration required) (Click here)

**(not a WID event, but our President & CEO is participating, and the event is open to the public)


wear purple and Help raise awareness of domestic violence while showing your support for the brave survivors, big and small

Wear a purple tie to your next Zoom call or paint a nail purple and help spread the word that love shouldn’t hurt.


Every donation to Women In Distress provides shelter, counseling, and support for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

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