Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month
October 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign commemorated in October. This October, The Purple Door is asking all community members to Lose the Ribbon because Prevention is Action. Community involvement is necessary to ending domestic violence in the Coastal Bend. Collective voices matter. Collective voices eliminate the silence in which domestic violence thrives. Prevention is action and it is engaging our community to use their voice to support survivors, hold perpetrators of violence accountable, and to promote healthy manhood, healthy relationships, and healthy families. Join us! Everyone can do something to end domestic violence.

“Lose the Ribbon, Prevention is Action”

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Proclamations in: Alice, Aransas Pass, Beeville, Driscoll, George West, Ingleside, Kingsville, Orange Grove, Portland, Rockport, Robstown, San Diego, Sinton, Taft

What do you believe ending domestic violence begins with?

Take the Pledge to end Domestic Violence and share it with us on Facebook or Instagram!

  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! (@purpledoortx)
  • Feel inspired by the articles we share to stay informed
  • Get alerts to our Pop-up Prevention Series, “Where will we be next?”
  • Participate in #AsktheExpert to ask the hard questions
  • Check out our #FactFriday series to have the latest information
  • Use the hashtags #PreventionisAction and #PurpleDoorTX to help us find your posts

 Become a PURPLE ALLY with The Purple Door’s Community Alliance Prevention Model!

  • Get the tools to create change!
  • Learn how YOU can support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable
  • Learn how YOU can change a culture and end domestic violence
  • Visit our “Community Alliance and Prevention Model” page for more information!

 Tune in to the Unapologetic Podcast & share!

  • An initiative of The Purple Door, the Unapologetic Podcast is a raw, unscripted human take on today’s intimate relationships.
  • Share your relationship dilemmas at

 Arm yourself with knowledge, be an Up-stander!

  • Pop-up Prevention Series: Come make your voice heard!
  • Community Alliance Prevention Model: Become a PURPLE ALLY
  • Youth Leadership Presentations on how to challenge a culture and be an advocate
  • All education is free and there is no audience too big or too small

 Become an “Ambassa-door” through Opportunity Knocks, our first peer-to-peer fundraising campaign:

  • Host your own event or fundraiser to benefit The Purple Door
  • Work with a group of advocates and community partners to fundraise and create awareness.
  • For more information, contact our Development Coordinator at 361.884.9916

 Attend an Event, be an ally and show survivors support:

  • Proclamations are happening in several rural cities
  • Join a Pop-up Prevention Series near you!

Make yourself present and volunteer with The Purple Door!

  • There are many opportunities to volunteer with our agency. Whether direct or non-direct services, volunteering shows support and action! For more information, visit our “Get Involved” page.

Support our mission:

  • Make a donation of money, products, or services.

 Create resource visibility:

  • Hang and display The Purple Door’s brochures in your office and/or business.

Host a donation drive:

  • Rally your social circles to gather brand-new items for our clients.
  • Consider hosting one of our Purple Door Donation bins on your business property

Statistics On Domestic Violence:

  • In the United States, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence & Stalking, 2010 Report by CDC, Center for Disease Control)
  • In the United States, 50% of female homicides were committed by a current or former intimate partner. (Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence – United States CDC, Center for Disease Control, 2003 to 2014)
  • In the State of Texas, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. (Statewide Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence in Texas, 2011)
  • In Texas, 136 women were killed by a male intimate partner in 42 counties. (Texas Council on Family Violence, Honoring Texas Victims Report, 2017)
  • In Corpus Christi, there have been 15 domestic violence related homicides since 2015. (Corpus Christi Police Department, Homicides, 2015-2018)

It is the Vision of The Purple Door to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Coastal Bend region while upholding our Mission to empower the community and those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to transition to a safe and healthy environment.

For more information on “Lose the Ribbon, Prevention is Action,” contact the Prevention and Education Team at