2020 Virtual Survivor Art Showcase

Going Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness
NIAGARA FALLS, NY

They’ve been isolated and living in fear for months, or even years. We don’t always see the signs. Nationwide, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), and many more experience other forms of domestic violence. Each October, advocates across the nation raise awareness for this important cause by recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. They wear purple, tie ribbons, share facts and resources, and give a voice to those who may otherwise remain unheard.

In a year where an uptick in domestic violence can be seen worldwide, we must not allow physical distancing to keep us from raising support and awareness for individuals and families at great risk of harm. As it has for the past six years, Pinnacle Community Services is displaying purple ribbons and a survivor art exhibit, while sharing facts and information about domestic violence and Passage Domestic Violence Services. The difference? All of this is provided virtually at Facebook.com/PinnacleCommunity.

Click here or on the graphic below to access the Survivor Art Showcase!

Pinnacle invites the community to follow suit and raise awareness for this prevalent and heartbreaking social issue by displaying a purple ribbon at their homes and businesses. “In a year when the world has faced adversity on extreme levels, it is more important than ever for communities to take a stand against domestic violence. Increasing domestic violence awareness through education, offering resources and sharing information is crucial in supporting survivors of abuse. We must work together to be a part of the solution and end domestic violence once and for all,” states Larissa Bachman, Director of Passage Domestic Violence Services.

Passage provides shelter, counseling, support groups and advocacy to domestic violence survivors and their families, as well as education and outreach to the community. If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call the 24/7 Confidential Hotline for support: (716) 299-0909.