Ending Sexual and Domestic Violence
One Person at a Time: Businesses
- Educate yourself and your co-workers. Invite someone from your local sexual and domestic violence program to speak at a staff meeting or brown bag lunch.
- Find out if your workplace has a sexual and domestic violence policy and what resources are offered for victims or offenders.
- Speak up when others make jokes or comments that belittle women, trivialize violence, or perpetuate myths about domestic violence.
- Make hotline numbers available. Put posters on walls, stickers in bathrooms, and brochures in communal areas. Call 1-800-838-8238 to order free materials.
- If an employee or co-worker discloses abuse, believe her/him. Listen without judging. Offer support and help her/him make a plan to stay as safe as possible and find resources in the community that can help.
- If you are a retail business, donate a percentage of your sales during October Awareness Month – all month or on one special day -- to your local sexual and domestic violence program.
- “Adopt” a local sexual and domestic violence program by donating money and/or allowing volunteers time off to volunteer.
For more information email email@example.com E-mail is not a secure form of communication. To ensure confidentiality please call the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.838.8238 (V/TTY).