October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which strives to raise public awareness about domestic violence and the help that’s available to support victims. What began in 1981 as a “Day of Unity” has evolved into a nationwide month of action that celebrates survivors and raises awareness not only about the issue of domestic violence, but also about the services available to help victims and survivors. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, it is estimated that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.
Purple Thursday is a national day of action each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and takes place every October 22nd. This day is an opportunity to raise awareness about domestic violence and an easy way for people to show their commitment to promoting healthy relationships. Participating in this event is simple, you can join me and many others across the country on October 22nd by wearing purple, being a voice, and starting a conversation about domestic violence. Take a photo of yourself wearing purple and share it on social media using #PurpleThursday!
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence is Connecticut’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence, which provides critical support to victims including safety planning, emergency shelter, court advocacy, counseling and support groups, among other services.
If you or someone you know needs help or just someone to talk to, please visit CTSafeConnect.org or call or text (888) 774-2900. Advocates are available 24/7.
Our voices are stronger together!
State Representative Dave Yaccarino