Domestic Violence Awareness Month: PADV's Shelter Services
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 to connect and unite those working against domestic violence. Over the past 34 years PADV has worked tirelessly to support survivors and raise awareness on how the community can work to end the crime of intimate partner violence. Join us this month in raising awareness about domestic violence and its impact on individuals and our community.
PADV’s Shelter Services:
PADV’s two shelters serve over 350 women, children and men annually. They provide immediate safety and security for the most vulnerable. This includes people of all ages, gender, sexual orientation, race, economic and education level, religion and nationality. We provide services and support empowering survivors to reclaim their safety, their voice, their lives, their future.
A child leaving our shelter said, “I'm happy that I'm leaving but at the same time I'm going to miss everyone I have gotten close to.”
This month and every month, you can help raise awareness about domestic violence. Each of us has the power to make a difference! Three quick things you can do:
1. Share our crisis line number on social media. Someone in your circle needs it.
2. Share our content with your social networks. Hashtag: #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth.
3. Give in support of our mission.