October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – a time to remember and honor victims, and an opportunity for advocates, survivors, and supporters to raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence in the United States.

The month calls on communities to come together and learn how to spot domestic violence, and ultimately work together to prevent it.

#Every1KnowsSome1 impacted by domestic violence, but the issue is often shrouded in secrecy.

Shedding light on domestic violence and talking openly about available resources empowers victims, survivors, and communities to address the issue head on with truth and compassion.

Victims and survivors should never feel shame or stigma about their experiences – everyone can be a part of the solution.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Text “Start” to 88788

Facts & Stats

Domestic violence does not just refer to physical abuse. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men and nearly half of LGBTQ+ individuals will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

In 2022, 101 victims lost their lives to domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

More than 10 million people are abused each year in the U.S.

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