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Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

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Governor Doug Ducey Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

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 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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