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!