Women In Distress

Domestic Violence Awareness

Join us and Memorial Healthcare System in a national effort to promote awareness and prevention of domestic violence throughout the month of October. 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 EVENTS Hosted by Women In DIstress

  • October 4th, Community Youth Education
    3rd Annual Broward County Public Schools Teen Summit, Pompano Beach High School
  • October 5, Public Awareness/Tabling Event
    Broward County Parks & Recreation Event “Barktoberfest”, Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach
  • October 5, Public Awareness/Tabling Event
    Broward County Council of PTAs/PTSAs Male Outreach Committee’s “It’s a New Day” Event
  • October 8th & 9th, Public Awareness Events
    Broward College Pride Events
         North Campus, Coconut Creek, October 8
         South Campus, Pembroke Pines, October 9
  • October 16, Community Adult Education/Professionals Training
    Annual Broward College DVAM Program, Broward College South Campus, Pembroke Pines
  • October 18 from 9am – 12pm, Professionals Training
    “In Their Shoes”
    In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Women In Distress will be hosting a free training that will help social service providers, law enforcement, community members, and other professionals to understand the barriers domestic violence survivors face and how the community can work more holistically and effectively to stop domestic violence. For information: Emily Janas, 954-760-9800 ext. 1252 or
  • October 19, Community Adult Education
    Domestic Violence 101 & Agency Services Presentation,
    Women’s Ministry of Overcomer’s Life Community, Fort Lauderdale
  • October 30, Public Awareness/Tabling Events
    Employee Health & Wellness Fair, Nova Southeastern University, Davie


  • September 26
    Wings of Hope Event

    As a kickoff to DVAM, Women In Distress will be hosting a Butterfly Release Event for survivors of domestic violence and their children
  • October 2, Professionals Training
    Domestic Violence 101 for Healthcare Providers
    , Marathon Health (National) Webinar
  • October 3, 4, 10, 11, Primary Prevention
    Teen Domestic Violence & Healthy Relationships Presentations
    Attucks Middle School, Hollywood
  • October 6, 7, 14, 15, 22, 29, Primary Prevention
    “Imagine… A World Where Love Doesn’t Hurt” Program,
    Apollo Middle School, Hollywood
  • October 8, 9, 23, Primary Prevention
    “Imagine… A World Where Love Doesn’t Hurt” Program
    , Community Access Center Youth, Miramar
  • October 12, Community Adult Education
    Faith and Intimate Partner Violence Presentation,
    God Changing Life Ministries Church, Deerfield Beach
  • October 15, Primary Prevention
    Teen Domestic Violence & Healthy Relationships Presentation “Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence”,
    Whiddon-Rogers Education Center, Fort Lauderdale
  • October 21, Professionals Training
    Domestic Violence & Child Abuse/Neglect presentation, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Nova Southeastern University, Davie
  • October 24, Community Adult Education
    Domestic Violence 101 & Agency Services Presentation, Women Veterans Alliance of Broward County, Oakland Park

PUBLIC EVENT Hosted by broward victim’s rights coalition

October 16th, 2019 at 6:00pm
Silent Witness Vigil

Garden of Reflection: A Place for Remembrance, Long Key Nature Center, 3501 SW 130th Avenue, Davie, FL 33330

PUBLIC EVENT Hosted by Broward Domestic Violence Council in collaboration with Broward Victim’s Rights coalition

  • October 25 from 8:30am – 12:00pm
    27th Annual Training & Awards Luncheon
    For more information on this event please go to

PUBLIC EVENT Hosted by the City of Pembroke Pines

  • October 25 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Pembroke Pines “Night Out”
    Meet your local police officers, firefighters and enjoy food, music and costumes!

    Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way Pembroke Pines


These cities and towns will recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to bring awareness of domestic violence to their communities and help survivors and their children rebuild their lives free from violence and abuse.

  • City of Pompano Beach 9/24/2019
  • City of North Lauderdale 9/26/2019
  • City of Coral Springs 10/2/2019
  • Town of Davie 10/2/2019
  • City of Hallandale Beach 10/2/2019
  • City of Hollywood 10/2/2019
  • City of Margate 10/2/2019
  • City of Miramar 10/2/2019
  • City of Oakland Park 10/2/2019
  • City of Pembroke Pines 10/2/2019
  • City of Dania Beach 10/7/2019
  • Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 10/7/2019
  • City of Tamarac 10/7/2019
  • City of Wilton Manors 10/7/2019
  • City of Coconut Creek 10/10/2019
  • Broward County Commissioners 10/15/2019
  • City of Weston 10/21/2019
  • City of Lauderdale Lakes 10/22/2019
  • City of Plantation 10/2/2019
  • City of Deerfield Beach 10/15/2019
  • City of Fort Lauderdale 10/2/2019
  • Town of Hillsboro Beach TBD
  • City of Sunrise 9/25/2019
  • City of West Park  TBD
  • City of Cooper City TBD
  • City of Lauderhill TBD
  • City of Lighthouse Point TBD
  • City of Parkland TBD
  • Town of Pembroke Park TBD
  • Town of Southwest Ranches TBD


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