October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Open and print this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month poster. Hang it on your office door, on the bulletin board, or at your favorite coffee shop to identify yourself as someone committed to ending intimate partner abuse in our community.

Treat yourself or friend to the Hope Box of natural Handmade by Survivors products from our farm. Every box sold reminds survivors that our community cares about their well-being. And supports nature-based healing and job training services. Look for the link to place your order coming soon! #HopeBox

SHARE #1Thing
Follow us on social media to share images, stats, and articles that dispel myths and raise awareness. Commit to sharing #1Thing every day or week in October to #endDV.

Start conversations this month with friends, family, and colleagues about how we can support survivors and create a community intolerant of abuse. Get ideas here and here on our website. #TalkAboutIt

Saturday, Oct 6th – CYCLE GIVING RIDE FOR SURVIVORS (get more info)
CycleBar studio at the The Summit at Fritz Farm has organized a giving ride to support our services! The ride begins at 12:15. And you don’t have to be a member of CycleBar to sign up. The required donation to participate is $15. All proceeds benefit our services to support survivors. #GivingRide #CommunitySupport

Saturday, Oct 13 – U-PICK DAY ON THE FARM (get more info)
We’ll be opening the farm for our autumn U-Pick Day on the farm. And you and your friends are invited for some flower-picking fun! New this year — A limited number of early-pick tickets will be available on each event date. Then, the fields will open for drop-in pickers! $15-$20 a bucket. #HopeBlooms #FlowerPower

Tuesday, Oct 16- CANDIDATES FORUM (get more info)
Meet the candidates at this public forum from 2-4.30 pm at the Farish Theater, 140 E. Main St, Lexington. Topics will focus on domestic and dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, child abuse, abuse of vulnerable adults, and human trafficking. Organized by the Domestic Violence Prevention Board, and hosted by Jack Pattie of WVLK. This is a free event.

Thursday, Oct 18 – PURPLE THURSDAY (get more info)
Wear purple — shirt, socks, tie, shoes, necklace — to identify yourself as an advocate and raise awareness. A wonderful way to get others involved! Register your faith group, workplace, or club as a participating group on our website. And we’ll send “Ask me why I’m wearing purple” stickers for group participants to wear during the day. #PurpleThursday #SupportSurvivors