By proclamation of Governor Kate Brown (link is external), October 2016 is recognized throughout Oregon as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We encourage all Oregonians to learn more about this issue, familiarize yourself with the resources available in your community for survivors of domestic violence, and show your support for the fundamental human right of safe and loving homes for all. 

The Coalition’s 2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign focuses on the theme of home. Using art by Favianna Rodriguez, our posters speak to the importance of safe and loving homes for all. Materials will be mailed out to member programs and partner organizations beginning of September, and are also available for download below. If you have questions about the theme or would like to discuss events you are developing, please contact Choya Adkison-Stevens, 503-230-1951 x311.

You’re also invited to share events with us by filling out this form (link is external), and we'll add them to our statewide DVAM events calendar (below).

Get involved

Learn about the issues

Domestic violence is not always physical - It can also include sexual, financial, emotional, or psychological abuse.

Learn more about domestic violence

Support your local shelter

Gifts of money and time help domestic violence shelters and advocacy programs empower survivors to escape abuse and reestablish their self-determination. 

Find your local shelter or advocacy program

Speak out

Participate in an awareness event; hang up our posters in your home, workplace, and place of worship; confront victim-blaming attitudes in your everyday life; teach children to respect the choices and boundaries of others...


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