Get Involved for Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.  

How common is it?

  • In 2018, Family Services sheltered 85 adults and 107 children at Karen’s House.
  • In 2018, Family Services responded to 425 crisis calls.
  • 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.  
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

Now what?

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.  


Dine for DVAM
Participating restaurants will be hosting fundraising nights to benefit Family Services' work with domestic violence survivors and their children. Just bring either a paper or digital copy of the flyer of the participating restaurant.  

  • Thursday, October 10th: Panada Express (Mooney location) 9:30am-10pm | Download flyer here.
  • Thursday, October 17th: Panera Bread 4:00pm-8:00pm | Download flyer here.
  • Thursday, October 24th: Blaze Pizza 4:00pm-9:00pm | Download flyer here.

Purple Thursday
Save the date for Thursday, October 24th for Purple Thursday: A day to raise awareness for domestic violence by wearing the color purple. Let's turn Tulare County Purple! 

We invite you to join us in our efforts to spread awareness about domestic violence in our community and help raise critical support for local services. 

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