PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey tonight joined statewide partners, advocates, families and community leaders to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the 5th Annual Lighting Arizona Purple event hosted by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. As a symbol of support for victims and survivors, the State Capitol dome will be lit purple every night through the month of October.
“This month, Arizona comes together to stand against domestic violence. With one voice we say loud and clear that we will not be silent bystanders,” said Governor Ducey. “We can all play a role in bringing domestic violence to an end and I encourage anyone who is suffering, or knows someone who is, to reach out for help. Together, we can stop domestic violence.
“It is critical that we continue to support domestic violence prevention and education efforts across Arizona,” said Maria Cristina Fuentes, Director of the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. “Identifying opportunities to raise awareness and expand prevention efforts and services in our communities is vital to building resilience, better supporting survivors and addressing the underlying causes of domestic violence and trauma.”
If you are concerned that a friend, family member, coworker or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.