DVAM Ideas for Family Violence Programs
As a family violence program, your involvement with DVAM propels the issue in your community. Here are some ways to participate:
- Order TCFV’s DVAM t-shirts for your own community awareness events!
- Print table tents with a reminder that October is DVAM and include your information. Distribute these to restaurants and hospital cafeterias
- Give your community a voice with the annual Purple Postcard drive
- Distribute purple ribbons or purple bands to clergy, police chiefs, judges, librarians, emergency room personnel and others in your community
- Ask local utility companies and banks to include a message in their October bills
- Hold a candlelight vigil for victims killed in your county
- Ask churches to address the issue of domestic violence from the pulpit or in their newsletter during October
- Make thank you cards with painted hand prints from the children at your shelter. Distribute these to police departments, judges, probation officers and prosecutors
- Display tee-shirts created by survivors of domestic violence in a public place. Have the shirts depict their stories, their pain and their hopes
- Hang posters in your local beauty salons displaying your wish-list and make literature and information available
- Hold a press conference to announce a new community taskforce, private donation, or law
- Hold a special client event for shelter residents, and invite funders and community partners
What is your organization doing this DVAM? Please let us know — you may just inspire another program to Go Purple!