Translation Disclaimer

VDSS Bulletins and Closures
staff of hermes icon VDSS COVID-19 Resources | VDSS Alert DSS Closures
An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Click Here for Additional Resources
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Anyone can experience or perpetrate domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For nearly three decades, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) has been observed nationally in October as an opportunity to bring light to the issue of domestic violence and its effects on victims, survivors, families and communities. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. If you or someone you know is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, call Virginia's 24-hour Family Violence and Sexual Assault hotline at 1-800-838-8238. To find the domestic violence program in your locality, please click here.

Click here to go to the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Domestic Violence (DV) webpage.

For ideas on developing your own DVAM campaign, click here.

Resources

Top