Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

#LightingAZPurple

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Governor Doug Ducey is committed to raising awareness by lighting the State Capitol dome purple as a symbol of strength and hope to survivors of domestic violence and will launch the month-long Lighting Arizona Purple campaign. We encourage all Arizonans to join the Governor in taking a stand against domestic violence by learning about the issue and by lighting their own homes purple. The 2019 Lighting Arizona Purple event was sponsored by Arizona-based PetSmart Charities and the Home Depot.

How to make a Difference

Education on Domestic Violence
  • Learn more about domestic violence through a recorded webinar or upcoming training through the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Register here.
  • Download the brochure, in English and Spanish, for more information on domestic violence and available resources.
  • Review the calendar for events taking place across the state during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
  • Become familiar with the Violence Against Women Act.
Take a Stand 
  • Purchase a purple light bulb from Home Depot and light your home or business purple throughout the month of October. A portion of all proceeds will go to supporting awareness and prevention services for domestic violence. 
  • Display your support by printing the downloadable sign and displaying it at your home or office.
  • Participate in Wear Purple Day on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
  • Donate to a local domestic violence shelter. To find a local shelter near you and a list of items that are currently in need, click here.
Have a Voice
  • Contact your local government leaders and non-profit organizations to see what they are doing to participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Organize a domestic violence training for your place of employment or send domestic violence related information to your colleagues.
  • Talk to your family members and friends about the importance of safe and healthy relationships.
Share the Impact
  • 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toolkit: Find sample messaging, social media graphics and headers, and more to share on your social media sites. Download here.

Hotlines
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Arizona Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence: 1-800-782-6400
  • Anti-Violence Program: 1-855-AVP-LGBT (1-855-287-5428)
  • Loveisrespect.org: 1-866-331-9474
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