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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
To: Thursday, October 31st, 2019


Each October, purple silhouettes are displayed on our grounds. The life-sized figures are a silent memorial to Waukesha County residents that have lost their lives to domestic violence.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), observed every year in October, is an opportunity to come together as a community to talk about this issue, understand it better, share our resources, and most importantly, to support and stand with survivors. Domestic violence is a pervasive crime in our community, with the District Attorney’s office reviewing between 800 – 1,000 domestic violence cases per year. You can make a difference and help break the cycle of violence.

The Women’s Center invites you to

Take Action. Support Survivors.
End Domestic Viol
ence Now.

Complete the below form to request awareness materials, which include bracelets and handouts, to show you support survivors. Share them at your gym, in the break-room at work, or just pass them out to your friends! This is a simple and easy way to get the people in your life involved.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Materials Request Form

Here are other ways you can get involved:

  • Kick off the month with us at Hamburger Mary’s on Oct. 2 for a special night of fun and prizes, raising awareness and funds for The Women’s Center through HAMBingo.
  • Stop in at TNT Ace Hardware (Tomchek Ace) throughout the month to take part in Light the Way to End Domestic Violence Now by purchasing a purple lightbulb and displaying it in your home or business. Purple is the featured color of DVAM, and you can help us light up the community. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to The Women’s Center.
  • Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. Like our posts and share them with your network to help spread our mission and message.
  • Use your conversation. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Share a statistic with them and let them know this is why you support The Women’s Center.
    • Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime in the United States.
    • The Women’s Center worked with almost 1,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence in 2018.
    • 20 people are victims of physical violence every minute in the United States.
  • Wear purple! Show your support by wearing a purple awareness bracelet all month (or year) long – use the form above to request yours. Then on Thursday, October 24, incorporate purple into your attire in honor of Purple Thursday. Take a picture and share it on social media to help share the message and our mission.

Help is always available. Call our 24-Hour Hotline at 262.542.3828.


Thank you to WaterStone Bank for their support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the mission of The Women’s Center.