CFSA shows our support for ending domestic violence by wearing purple for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Our partner, Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse, employs traditional approaches of providing survivors with resources including emergency shelter, safety planning and DV education, as well as engages the entire community in addressing the underlying causes of abuse.
Emerge shares, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to contain it have amplified the challenges for those experiencing domestic abuse. In fact, NBC Nightly News emphasized that domestic violence is a ‘pandemic within the pandemic.’ This year, Emerge will take Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) virtual as we continue our work to educate and engage our community around this vital issue.”
Emerge works to engage the community through sharing how to become part of the solution for ending domestic violence. In their resource guide they said, “You can help bring awareness and educate those around you during DVAM by sharing on social media, engaging with our video series and eblasts, and much more across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.” The guide gives examples of graphics you can use and download, language to use, and best practices for making the greatest impact.
In an effort to provide support to survivors, Emerge is holding a donation drop-off event on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Donations and supplies for survivors can be dropped at Emerge’s Administrative Office. Face masks and social distancing protocols will be required. For more information on what supplies are needed, view their Wish List here.