October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Each year, in October, advocates, survivors, and supporters recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sistercare is once again joining with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and others around the nation this October to raise awareness, increase donations and volunteer efforts, and deepen community engagement. As a society, we all have a role in changing the narrative about what domestic violence is, to whom it happens, and how we can support those who are experiencing it, and, ultimately, prevent it entirely.
#Every1KnowsSome1 who is impacted by domestic violence, and Every1 has a part to play in supporting our work to end domestic violence.
How Can You Help?
- Start a conversation to help raise awareness and to end the stigma and myths surrounding domestic violence – start with simple facts:
- one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.
- Anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual identity or orientation, or socio-economic status, can become a victim of domestic violence.
- Show your support for domestic violence survivors by following Sistercare’s social media accounts and sharing our content with your own networks throughout the month of October with the hashtag #Every1KnowsSome1.
- Instagram: @sistercaresc
- Facebook: @Sistercare
- Twitter: @SistercareSC
- Become a Sistercare volunteer – Contact Permeco Myers, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 803-926-0505 or [email protected] to see how you can get involved.
- Make a financial gift to Sistercare – Visit www.sistercare.org to donate. Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of the domestic violence survivors we serve.
We appreciate you for standing up for survivors and supporting Sistercare. For more information about Domestic Violence Awareness Month you can visit www.nnedv.org.