Domestic Violence Awareness Month
It has been 32 years since a dedicated group of advocates from around the country joined together for the first official “Day of Unity” in the work to end domestic violence. While each community recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in their unique way, events that remember and mourn those who lost their lives to domestic violence, that celebrate and honor survivors, that recognize those who work tireless every day to end domestic violence, and that engage communities to become more aware and educated about domestic violence and its impacts are an important part of October’s activities.
Florida’s 42 certified domestic violence centers and their community partners are engaged in programs and projects year around to change and save lives. Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an opportunity to highlight some special events planned by certified domestic violence centers throughout the state.