Month of October
Abuse Alternatives, Inc.
Will purchase three interstate billboards portraying messages regardingDomestic Violence Awareness and agency contact information during the month of October in Bristol TN/VA. and Washington County VA
Shop Still It Stops (STIS)
For two decades, Marshall's Department has been committed to the prevention of domestic violence. During the month of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness month, Marshalls' Shop Still It Stops program donates $1 for every pair of shoes purchased (up to $150,000) to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. This organization works for the prevention of domestic violence and supports those who are affected. Since the program's inception, more than $1 million has been donated to this important cause. For more information on the National Domestic Violence Hotline, visit www.ndvh.org.
October 1 - 5, 2012 Abuse Alternatives will display the Silent Witness Project at Virginia Highlands Community College. Contact Kathy Johnson 423-652-9093
October 5, 2012 Abuse Alternatives will display the Silent Witness Project at Southwest VA Higher Education Center. Contact Kathy Johnson 423-652-9093
October 8 - 15, 2012 Abuse Alternatives will display the Silent Witness Project at Johnston Memorial Hopital. Contact Kathy Johnson 423-652-9093
October 27, 2012 Doorways Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk for the Homeless learn about Doorways for Women and Children programs and our pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness leading to safe and stable lives while showing off your four-legged friends in their Halloween finest! Prizes for best canine costumesand treats for all! Register at http://www.doorwaysva.org/dogwalk Contact Kerry Lombard 703-504-9400
On October 6, 2012 Hanover Safe Place will host its 14th Annual Pumpkin Run, a race to end domestic and sexual violence. Hanover Safe Place provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Hanover County and the Town of Ashland. The Pumpkin Run will be held at the Ashland Berry Farm, in Beaver dam, the Pumpkin Run is a 5k trail run through the pumpkin patches. Participants can choose from the following events: 5k run, 5k walk, or 1 mile fun walk. Included in the Kid's Fun Area this year will be face painting, popcorn, son-cones and more, all for free! Registration is open on site until 8:30am on October 6th.
Each participant receives a free pumpkin and a t-shirt. To register online, follow this link: http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=12471
October 25th, 7 pm. Remember My Name at Monument Heights Baptist Church, Monument Avenue @ Libby ----
The YWCA of Richmond hosts Remember My Name, a nondenominational memorial services that commemorates men, women, and children in the Greater Richmond and surrounding communities who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence every October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, the 17th Annual Remember My Name will be held on October 25th at 7:00 PM at the Monument Heights Baptist Church and will serve as an opportunity for anyone interested to gather as a community that is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence.
October 19 - 25, 2012 Abuse Alternatives will display the Silent Witness Project at Bristol Regional Center. Contact Kathy Johnson 423-652-9093
October 25, 2012 Compassion Conference, Abuse Alternatives, Inc will partner King College and Wellmont's Bristol Medical Center to provide an all day domestic violence conference for the Healthcare providers in the community. Contact Kathy Johnson 423-652-9093
October 26, 2012 Chesterfield County Domestic & Sexual Violence Resource Center's 2012 Fall Conference for Service providers, educators, advocates and college students... You are invited to attend BEYOND STEREOTYPES: The Intrinsic Nature of Domestic Violence (registration form PDF)
October 1-31, 2012 Family Resource Center TEAM has put together a couple of PSA videos that will be placed on our website, our facebook and tweeting them. Contact Cynthia Treadway 840-483-5088
October 1-31, 2012 Faith Fellowship in Rocky Mount, VA, Church Pastor will be using our DV videos and incorporating them into his Sunday sermons.
October 1, 2012 The Family Resource Center TEAM will appear on Cable 12 Rise & Shine to talk about October being DV Awareness month, the services we provide in our community and share 2 music videos about DV to help take the message home to those watching. Cable 12 will continue to use the videos throughout the month of October on their station tagged with our information. Contact Cynthia Treadway 840-483-5088
October 3, 2012 Family Resource Center TEAM will be at Ferrum College to participate in the Dating Violence Awareness Walk. Click below to see the feature article on the Ferrum College website.http://www.ferrum.edu/Articles/three_hundred_to_walk_a_mile_in_her_shoes_october_3_at_ferrum_college.aspxDuring this kickoff of the campus Red Flags campaign, they will be using our Silent Witnesses and our Banner as well as one of our FRC TEAM members will speak. Contact Cynthia Treadway 840-483-5088
October 17, 2012, 10am – 2pm Family Resource Center staff will participate in the Dating Violence Awareness Fair on Ferrum College campus. Contact Cynthia Treadway 840-483-5088
October 5th thru October 31st 2012 The Town has given approval to put up our banner for domestic violence awareness month, at the Farmers Market. Contact Cynthia Treadway 840-483-5088
October 22-31, 2012 Franklin County Public Library will be hosting our Silent Witnesses. Contact Cynthia Treadway 840-483-5088
October 30, 2012 (7 PM) Family Resource Center TEAM will host Take Back The Night at Ferrum College. A 2 hour program of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness held at night, open to the community.
October 18, 2012 (6:30) Empowerhouse, Spotsylvania Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and Spotsylvania Victim Witness will host a Candlelight Vigil, at Historic Spotsylvania Courthouse. A time to remember, reflect, and celebrate the lives of those affected by domestic violence and the efforts of those made to combat the injustice in our community.Contact Sarah 540-373-9372
October 8, 17 & 23, 2012 Harmony Place Open the Window to your creativity, strength, and solace! Attend one, two or all three A Window Between Worlds Workshop to engage in arts and crafts group activities that will unlock personal healing, insight, and growth. Also, view the special display of Harmony Place survivor art at Samuels Public Library throughout the month of October. Contact 540-635-9194
October 13, 2012 Annual Festival of Leaves, Stop by the Harmony Place booth at the Festival to purchase custom-made greeting cards, learn about our services, or get a chance to win a special prize! Contact 540-635-9194
October 19, 2012 (2PM-3:30PM) Harmony Place will host "Wedding Dress Deconstruction Workshop" at Samuels Public Library. Deconstruct, re-image, and rebuild aspects of your emotional self, perceptions and self expectations through the deconstuction and reconstruction of an actual wedding dress, often seen as an icon of both the contemporary female ideology and the idea of the American wedding. Contact 540-635-9194
October 25, 2012 (5:30PM-8:30PM) Harmony Place & Royal Cinemas will host a free viewing of Tyler Perry's movie "FOR COLORED GIRLS" Experience the poetry of women's stories as depicted by stars Janet Jackson, Thandle Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise and Kerry Washington. Mature audiences Only. Donations Accepted. Contact 540-635-9194
October 18, 2012 (7PM-8:30PM) The Laurel Center's 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil - The Laurel Center presents a night to remember to those lost to intimate partner violence and honor those who have survived. There will be music, an open mic to give people the chance to speak, and poems read by volunteers. Additionally, there will be a special interactive art project, the Clothesline Project, and the Silent Witness Display. Please join us for this special evening to raise awareness about domestic violence. For additional information, please contact The Laurel Center at 540-667-6160.
For information on these activities contact the person listed in the event description. To add your event to this calendar call Kate McCord at 804/377-0335.