Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month 2020

Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month
October 2020

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign commemorated in October. This October, The Purple Door is asking the all community members to participate in our Month of Movement! Join us in a symbolic dedication of movement and exercise in a campaign to end domestic violence. Preventing violence requires action! 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, Corpus Christi Commissioner’s Court, Corpus Christi City Council, Falfurrias , Kingsville, McMullen, Orange Grove, Portland, Rockport, San Diego, Sinton, Taft

 

Join the Movement!

Get Involved!

 

“Last year, approximately 1 out of 2 survivors were turned away from shelter due to lack of space. A Purple Postcard is a powerful way for Texans to send a strong united message to our legislators declaring that we stand with survivors and ask for full funding for services for victims of family violence.  Purple Postcards from all over the state will send an amplified call to the Texas Legislature to support critical funding for family violence services.”

 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@purpledoortx) for initiatives throughout the month!

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 p_e@purpledoortx.org.