October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Each year the ECCAFV holds a number of activities and events throughout the community during the month to promote awareness and build support around the issue.
The ECCAFV will have "Stop Domestic Violence" yard signs ($5), purple ribbons (2/$1) and purple bracelets ($1) on sale at all events and meetings during October. If you are not able to attend an event or meeting but would like to purchase items, please contact us.
Download the 2012 ECCAFV DVAM Postcard here.
If you would like to hang awareness posters in your workplace, school or community, download 5 of them here!
DVAM 2012 Events: (click on the event name for more details)
September 29, 2012 - Break the Cycle 3rd Annual Bike/Walk-a-thon
October 1, 2012 - 6th Annual Turning the Falls (and the Peace Bridge) Purple
October 2, 2012 - Safe at Home Conference - Niagara County
October 3, 2012 - Fall Community Resource Fair
October 3, 17, 31 & November 14, 2012 - Path to Reduce Community Violence - 4 Part Series
October 3-4, 2012 - DV Training for Child Welfare Staff
October 4, 2012 - Film Screening: "Miss Representation"
October 5, 2012 - ECCAFV Training - Domestic Violence Essentials
October 5, 2012 - Unity Day Events - Chautauqua County
October 6, 2012 - DV Awareness Walk & Wellness Fair - Cattaraugus County
October 9, 2012 - Webinar: Action Steps for an LGBTQ Inclusive Organization
October 11, 2012 - Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBT Community Presentation
October 13, 2012 - Tolerance, Empowerment, and Other Strategies to Reduce Bullying Conference (Rochester, NY)
October 17, 2012 - Go Violet to End Violence
October 19,2012 - UB Intimate Partner Violence Conference
October 20, 2012 - SPoT-Light on Courage (Call For Performers)
October 25, 2012 - ECCAFV Fundraiser at Choco-Logo
October 25, 2012 - Take Back the Night - UB North Campus
October 26, 2012 - CATS Multi-Disciplinary Team Training
24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotlines
For Help in Erie County
(716) 862-HELP (4357)
For Help outside of Erie County
New York State Hotline: