Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Domestic violence continues when we are silent. In October 1987 Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) launched nationwide as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations to end domestic violence.


Today one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and we believe these statistics are too high.


Will you join us this month to raise awareness of this important issue in our community? Everyone can play a part. Starting a conversation about this issue can help raise awareness to show domestic violence is not tolerated in our community.

Ways to support survivors/CARDV this October (and beyond):


  • Take photos and tag CARDV when you see CARDV's Purple Streamers for Survivors and the 1 in 4 Silhouette displays around Linn and Benton County 

  • Share your #1Thing on social media, learn more about the 1 Thing campaign here:

  • Participate in the Purple Purse Challenge and help raise funds and awareness of financial abuse. Learn more about this challenge and how you can win a Purple Purse designed by Serena Williams

  • Wear Purple - All month long wear a purple awareness ribbon, tie, socks, paint your nails purple, etc. When someone comments on your purple accessory, share with them why you are wearing purple and how important it is to support survivors of domestic violence.
  • Speak Up - When you hear or see domestic violence, speak up and help educate our community.

  • Shop and Support CARDV - Participate in programs such as AmazonSmile, Amazon Wishlist, and Fred Meyer Community Rewards to send a portion of your shopping dollars to CARDV.

  • Support Survivors - When someone shares they are experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault believe them and encourage them to call our Crisis & Support Line:

(541) 754-0110 or (800) 927-0197

All calls are anonymous and confidential. Se habla español.

For questions, or if you need more information on any of the above activities call 541-758-0219 x302 or email us.

WARNING! Your internet activity can be tracked. If the person who is harming you has access to your computer and/or router use a trusted friend's or a computer at the library. If you need immediate assistance, call 911.
Crisis & Support Line: 541-754-0110 or 800-927-0197
Main Office: 541-758-0219
Employer ID Number (EIN): 93-0792125
This agency is an equal opportunity provider.