Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, you can help Alexandra House raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence. Awareness months are an easy and effective way for the community to get involved in our work and to support Alexandra House. We welcome you to participate in our upcoming events and initiatives. Domestic Violence Awareness Month helps us spread the word about our free and confidential services, and also helps us educate our community about this issue.
Yard Sign Campaign
This October, we are challenging our Anoka County community to become involved and more educated about domestic violence. Please join Alexandra House in observing October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month by placing one (or more) of our signs in your yard. Learn how to get your own DVAM Yard Sign. Residents and businesses can make a donation, and get a purple light bundles with lawn signs at:
Purple Lights Campaign
Shine the Light on domestic violence by displaying purple lights at your workplace or residence in October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our county-wide campaign invites area residents, businesses, and organizations to shine purple lights on their front porch, front window, or other public display the entire month to remember the victims and honor the survivors of domestic violence. The symbolic color of domestic violence is PURPLE. Learn how how to get involved.
Wear Purple on #PurpleThursday
We all have a role in promoting healthy relationships and building a healthy community. Join us in purple on Thursday, October 19.
- Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day, also known as #PurpleThursday, will be observed Thursday, October 19, 2023
- Use wearing purple as a conversation starter and share why ending domestic violence is important to you.
- Share photos of you wearing purple with Alexandra House on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.
@AlexHouseMN, #PurpleThursday, #DVAM2023
- Alexandra House has prepared printable signage and photo props for you to download and print to use in your photos
Ask Me Why I Wear Purple Initiative
We challenge our community to join us in wearing purple and sharing with those who ask, WHY they wear purple. Purchase an Ask Me Why I Wear Purple button here. We wear purple to:
- Call attention to the fact that domestic violence continues to be a profound and pervasive social and public health crisis, crossing lines of class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality
- Serves as a reminder that thousands of Minnesotans, most often women and children, are affected by domestic violence
- Let victims of domestic violence and abuse know that they are not alone or ignored and that there is help available for themselves and their families
- Raise awareness about domestic violence and stand with survivors