Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from an initial “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 when a dedicated group of advocates from around the country joined together to officially recognize 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 tirelessly 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.

Tallahassee Capitol illuminated in purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017Florida supports Domestic Violence Awareness.
The Old Capitol in Tallahassee will be lite in purple
from 7pm to 7am each night through October 11th.