end the silence of domestic violence!
Please join YWCA Spokane in our 4th annual End the Silence Campaign this October! As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Spokane will be organizing events and campaigns throughout the month that all are invited to join in!
Each year YWCA agencies engage in domestic violence prevention and awareness campaigns during October, Domestic Violence Action Month, an effort established by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 1981. In 2019, YWCA Spokane will launch our 4th annual End The Silence campaign.
The End The Silence campaign goal is to stop victim blaming and to ask the community to stand alongside victims and survivors of domestic violence as safe allies, making it know that they are not alone.
We ask community members and local businesses to identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference throughout October. Last year, our agency focused on preventing domestic violence before it begins by encouraging parents to have courageous conversations with their kiddos on healthy relationships. Through online materials, events for parents and kiddos, or visiting college campuses to talk to young adults about healthy relationships, we helped prevent domestic violence before it ever arose.
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A Recipe for a Healthy “We!”
Join us this October for our 4th End the Silence Campaign by stopping by Sweet Frosting’s Blissful Bakeshop to learn about how to live out a healthy relationship! This event will allow you to meet with local DV Officers and advocates, who know not simply what intimate partner violence looks like, but also the practices of healthy relationships. Come by and learn about relationships with the Spokane community!
- Please join us on October 26th from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm
- Thank you to NorthTown Mall 4750 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207 for hosting the event.
- End The Silence cookies will also be available for purchase with part of the proceeds going towards our mission to raise awareness about domestic violence.
- Focus is on healthy relationships and building a recipe for what a healthy relationship looks like to each individual. This is a family event and we encourage all to attend.
End the Silence Campaign
This family friendly event is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.
Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds intimate partner violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of intimate partner violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.