Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” organized by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in October 1981.  The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national level.  The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was observed in 1987 and Congress has designated October as DVAM every year since 1989.
The theme remains the same today: 
Mourning those who have lost their lives,
Celebrating those who have survived,
And supporting those who work to end all forms of violence.
 
VIP gets involved with DVAM in a variety of ways including speaking engagements, informational displays, and articles in our local newspapers.‚Äč Contact us and learn how you can help spread awareness this October!

Save the Date! October 23rd - VIP's 6th Annual Lighting Ceremony
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The Violence Intervention Project, Inc. believes no one deserves to be beaten and/or emotionally or sexually abused. Therefore, our Mission is to provide confidentiality and safety planning for diverse individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence or sexual abuse. We provide peer supported services in an empowering environment and furnish survivors with advocacy and support so that they may make informed choices. We pledge to educate the community to recognize and change societal attitudes that condone oppression and fail to hold perpetrators accountable.
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The Violence Intervention Project, Inc. believes no one deserves to be beaten and/or emotionally or sexually abused. Therefore, our Mission is to provide confidentiality and safety planning for diverse individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence or sexual abuse. We provide peer supported services in an empowering environment and furnish survivors with advocacy and support so that they may make informed choices. We pledge to educate the community to recognize and change societal attitudes that condone oppression and fail to hold perpetrators accountable.
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