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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

events and activities in support of OCTOBER: domestic violence awareness month (dvaM)

Click below to donate now in support of the Groundwork Domestic Violence Program and October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month​

about dvam

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Its purpose is to raise awareness of domestic violence and promote its prevention through use of special events and public education. Each year in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Guardian Angel Community Services hosts a series of events to help bring awareness to the problem of domestic violence and to assure that survivors of the crime are not forgotten.

Domestic Violence often goes unreported. Many victims never tell anyone about the abuse that they endure.  This is not because they are unaffected by it, rather it is because they are so deeply affected. Frequently victims believe that the violence perpetrated against them was their fault. They have feelings of shame, guilt, anger and isolation. Often they feel too embarrassed to talk about the abuse, even to the people closest to them. Domestic Violence is never the fault of the victim.

The Groundwork Domestic Violence Program is available to help survivors of domestic violence. Groundwork offers a 24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling (adults & children), legal and medical advocacy, prevention education, and community presentations.


To learn more about the program, or to get into contact, reach out to us at: 815-729-0930

24-Hour Groundwork Domestic Violence Program Hotline: 815-729-1228

dvam events

DVAM 2023 has concluded. Check back for DVAM 2024 Events.

For more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

Melanie Skach, Groundwork Program Manager, at 815-729-0930 ext. 1436 or

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