October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Updated: October 1, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Resources

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is held throughout the month of October to bring advocates across the nation together to end domestic violence.

The third Thursday in October is referred to as Purple Thursday, Go Purple Day, and Wear Purple Day. It is a day of commitment to promote healthy relationships and erase the stigma of domestic violence. This year remember to wear purple on Thursday, October 20, 2022 to show survivors they are supported.

Introduction to Domestic Violence & Gender-Based Violence – NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – NYS Office of the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Awareness Project – National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 2022 – Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc.
October 8 Block Party: Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month – Unity House, Troy, New York
Domestic Violence in Natural and Man-Made Disasters – CWNY Report
Interview with a Hairstylist on Domestic Violence Awareness for Beauty Professionals – CWNY Podcast

Domestic Violence Hotlines & Services

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

NYS Domestic Violence Hotline

NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Hotline
1-800-621-HOPE (4673) (Safe Horizon)

Safe Horizon one-on-one online chat system:
Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm

Sakhi for South Asian Women
1-212-868-6741 M-F 10 am – 5 pm

Violence Intervention Program
1-800-664-5880 bilingual Spanish

NYC Family Justice Centers
Bronx 718-508-1220
Brooklyn 718-250-5113
Manhattan 212-602-2800
Queens 718-575-4545
Staten Island 718-697-4300

NYC Domestic Violence Task Force
NYPD Domestic Violence Prevention

Abuser / Batterer Counseling 

Domestic Violence Offender Counseling – NYC Power and Control Program
Family Assessment Program – Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
Accountability Programs for Those Who Harm – NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence (Manual) – US Dept. of Health & Human Services – Administration for Children and Families
Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Resources – CWNY
Stalking Awareness Resources – CWNY