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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

HELP US SHED LIGHT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THIS OCTOBER

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we are happy to host you in multiple capacities as we seek to educate, advocate & empower our community to stand against DV. We will analyze facts and myths about domestic violence, celebrate togetherness in a safe capacity, investigate barriers and resources through survivor stories, identify qualities of healthy versus unhealthy relationships and more.

Mondays & Wednesdays 

Available by 11am

This exclusive video series will answer questions & dispel myths about Domestic Violence. Every Monday will feature a survivor – their story describing personal barriers and experiences. Every Wednesday an Advocate will provide feedback and further insight to our survivor stories, while answering questions submitted by the public for further awareness & understanding.

Trivia Tuesday for your chance to WIN
Tuesdays 

Questions Posted 3x Daily

Educate yourself and win cool stuff this DV month. Test your awareness every Tuesday in October by answering questions on our social media platforms at 7am, 12:30pm and 6pm. Every correct answer will earn you points, and those points can earn you prizes!

Awards will be issued each week with one Grand Prize Winner at the end of the month!

“Share the Light”  Virtual Candle Lighting
SATURDAY, OCT. 10 & SUNDAY, OCT. 11 

All Day

Join us to recognize those lost to Domestic Violence with a special online movement. Download one of our Social Media candles and share to your timelines, update your profile pictures, change your banner images and tell your stories to help us Share the Light in honor of those who paid the ultimate price at the hands of domestic violence. 

Be sure to #ASPShareTheLight to best connect with our community.

Covid-19 & Domestic Violence Community Panel
THURSDAY, OCT. 15

5:30pm

A Safe Place is pleased to feature a dedicated panel to address the impact of
Covid-19 on domestic violence victims, social service agencies & the community.
 
Join us via zoom as A Safe Place CDO, Damaris Lorta, joins local advocates and community leaders to take a deeper look at the extended consequences of the pandemic and what that means for the community as a whole. 
Shedding Light Advocate Finale: Series Live Zoom Panel
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28

11am

A Safe Place is proud to present our Leaders in Advocacy to close out our Shedding Light Video Series for the month. Join us for a Live Zoom Broadcast and take the opportunity to discuss domestic violence with A Safe Place leaders and some of the greatest survivor representatives in Northern, IL. Submit your questions in advance or ask them on the spot.

FEATURED LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS:

Pat Davenport, CEO • Carlos Argueta, Chief of Staff • Amanda Latimer, Dir. of Counseling  Justin Schloer, Chief Programs Officer • Dr. Margarita Garcia, Dir. of Crisis Response 

#DVAware: Domestic Violence Awareness Spirit Week
SUNDAY, OCT. 25 thru SATURDAY, OCT. 31

All Day, Every Day

Join A Safe Place as we seek to raise our spirits & spread awareness during our 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Spirit Week! Oct. 25-31, join us online every day as we come together to express support for survivors in this fun and educational way.

SUNDAY – Celebrate Our Differences Day #DVDiversity
MONDAY – Team Up Against Domestic Violence Day #DVIsNotAGame
TUESDAY – Get Educated on Domestic Violence Day #DVFacts
WEDNESDAY – Celebrate Healthy Relationships Day #DVGoals

THURSDAY – Pets are Impacted Too Day #DVPetsToo
FRIDAY – Purple Party for Domestic Violence Awareness Day #DVPurpleParty
SATURDAY – Dressed Up Against DV Day #DVIsScary

Share Your Pics – Use the Hashtags – Tell Your Story – Help Save Lives

For more information, follow our Social Media pages, or contact our Development Team at 847-731-7165.

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