October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Updated: October 1, 2023

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 19, 2023 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
Voices Against Violence: Advocacy In Focus – podcast – New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV)
Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 2023 – Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc.
CWNY Report: “Domestic Violence in Natural and Man-Made Disasters” – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s Interview with a Hairstylist on Domestic Violence Awareness for Beauty Professionals – CWNY Podcast
CWNY’s Resources on Intimate Partner Violence Awareness – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s Resources on Stalking Awareness – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)

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

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)’s WomensLaw project and Esperanza United are partnering on the Reimagining Enhanced Access and Capacity of the Hotline (REACH) Project. The purpose of this Email Hotline is to provide U.S.-based legal information related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. All emails are answered or reviewed by an attorney. However, they cannot provide legal advice or representation and they cannot call you on the phone. You can expect to receive a response within 1-5 business days.
Women’s Law Email Hotline English
Women’s Law Email Hotline Español

Abuser / Batterer Intervention

CWNY’s list of resources on Abuser/Batterer Intervention – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)