This October, you can help end domestic violence by simply purchasing a pair of shoes at any Marshalls store nationwide between October 8-22, 2011.
Today, President Obama issued a presidential proclamation declaring October 2011 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urging Americans to speak out against domestic violence. President Obama specifically mentioned The Hotline as a resource.
The Hotline Constituent Advisory Council (CAC) consists of a diverse array of nationwide stakeholders representing many domestic violence and sexual assault services and programs.
On September 27, loveisrespect.org, a partnership between the National Dating Abuse Helpline and Break the Cycle, announced the nation’s first dating abuse texting service.
Norma Vicenta Mazzei has joined The Hotline team as Operations Director. Ms. Mazzei has worked in the field of domestic violence andsocial services for more than 16 years.
“My caller was 15 years old, in her first dating relationship. A friend of hers had sent her a link in a Facebook message: ‘Does Your Relationship Need a Make-Over?’ She had taken the quiz, and the results were a little disturbing for her.”
“‘I can’t even stop by to see my parents without his permission,’ my caller told me.” Take a behind the scenes look at an advocates call.
Thank you to the Avon Foundation for Women for their recent matching gift of $200,000 as part of GLAMOUR magazine’s TELLNOW Campaign.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and across the country family violence programs, shelters, community groups, law enforcement, students and many more are planning events to help bring awareness to this devastating issue affecting millions of Americans.
On October 4th, the Hotline has the privilege to join the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in the 2011 National Call of Unity.