PADV's Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), Georgia's first, largest and most experienced nonprofit working to end domestic violence, will host several events in October as a part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). These events will help bring awareness regarding the issue and impact of domestic violence, empower survivors and remember those who lost their lives in the past year to intimate partner domestic violence.

October was designated National Domestic Violence Awareness month in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Their purpose was to unite different organizations that strive to end domestic violence, and bring them together for one month dedicated to educating and raising awareness of domestic violence.

On October. 25, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., PADV, in collaboration with other organizations, will host its 7th annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil at The Mary Gay House in Decatur, Georgia. This event will recognize more than 70 individuals who lost their lives to intimate partner domestic violence in the past year, and provide a forum for survivors to tell their stories of overcoming abuse. A candle will be lit for each life lost, and give family and friends a chance to grieve together while raising awareness. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Following DVAM-focused events, PADV will host its annual luncheon, "Executives in Action" to educate Atlanta leaders on the dangers of domestic violence. This luncheon will take place on November 9, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Ansley Golf Club. This event was launched in 2017 to commemorate the organization's 40th anniversary.

"Every day we strive to end intimate partner violence, but October is when we concentrate on raising awareness and funds to continue our work for survivors and to end this growing epidemic," said Nancy Friauf, president and CEO – Partnership Against Domestic Violence. "We hope the events, fundraising efforts and education we provide throughout the month will inspire people to take action against domestic violence."

For more information, please contact Nordene Bartley, PADV special events director, by email [email protected] or visit our website.

About Partnership Against Domestic Violence
PADV's mission is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. The organization has served metro Atlanta since 1977 and it is currently the largest nonprofit domestic violence agency in Georgia. PADV helps to transform the lives of approximately 20,000 women and children every year through emergency intervention, education, violence prevention and long-term advocacy. For more information, please visit, or follow PADV on Facebook at and Twitter @PADVAtlanta.

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