Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is celebrated each October to raise awareness to the issue of domestic violence.  DVAM was launched nationwide in October 1987 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

This month, we are encouraging members in our community to Embrace Your Voice – to share your story, to speak out for individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, and to use your voice for change in our community.

Check out our events for October 2020 here or below:

  1. Personalized Safety Planning for Survivors (Webinar, hosted and presented by InterAct Staff):
    1. Thursday, October 8; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    2. Learn how to increase safety by planning in advance
    3. To Register
  2. Domestic Violence 101 (Webinar, hosted and presented by InterAct Staff):
    1. Thursday, October 15; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    2. Learn what domestic violence really is and more about the barriers survivor’s face when they try to leave
    3. To Register
  3. Spirit Day
    1. Thursday, October 15
    2. Spirit Day is not only a means of speaking out against bullying and standing with LGBTQ+ youth; it’s supporting them now to help secure a safer future for them tomorrow!
    3. To learn more about Spirit Day
  4. Effects of Domestic Violence on Children and What We Can Do (Webinar, hosted and presented by):
    1. Thursday, October 22; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    2. Learn the impacts of domestic violence on children and the coping skills used to help them navigate this trauma
    3. To Register
  5. Purple Thursday
    1. Thursday, October 22
    2. Wear purple to help raise awareness for those impacted by domestic violence!
  6. Wake County Domestic Violence Task Force presents (DVTF): A Kick-off to A Mile in Their Shoes
    1. Friday, October 23; 12:30 p.m.
    2. A virtual rally to raise awareness for those impacted by domestic violence in Wake County
    3. To attend, follow along on InterAct’s Facebook page
  7. A Mile In Their Shoes
    1. Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25
    2. Join the Wake County DVTF in walking a mile, on your own time over the course of the weekend, to honor and remember the lives lost to domestic violence in our community. Participants who post a photo on social media with the hashtags #WakeCountyDVTF #AMileForDVWake will be entered in to win a gift card
  8. Hear their Voices: A Q&A With Survivors (Virtual Event, hosted and presented by members of InterAct staff and volunteers of VOICES, a community of survivors)
    1. Thursday, October 29; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    2. Hear first-hand from survivors about their journey and how they’re embracing their voice today
    3. To Register
  9. Holiday Bazaar in a Box!
    1. Each year, InterAct helps provide hope at the holidays for individuals and families affected by domestic violence in our community. This year, in response to the unique times, we will be hosting our annual Holiday Bazaar a bit differently by providing Holiday Bazaar-in-a-Box!
      Beginning in October, we will be collecting donations of gift cards from Target, Walmart, and Visa in increments of $25 and $50 to distribute to those in need at the holidays. We will not be collecting toys this year, but instead aim to provide hope through gift cards and a box of holiday goodies!
    2. To donate, visit our Holiday Bazaar in a Box page