October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), which is a time to honor victims and raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic violence. Violence, abuse, and trauma touch the lives of all people, leaving a devastating impact on women, men, and children of every background, identity, and circumstance.
In October 2020, Through These Doors (TTD) will undertake a number of activities and events to raise visibility across platforms to a diverse audience. Most will be virtual in keeping with public health objectives at this time. Our goals are to prioritize and include survivor voices, reach survivors who may not know about us or our services, and collaborate with community partners. We prioritize diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality.
• Purple Lights Nights ®
• White Ribbon Campaign
• City of Portland City Hall Shines Purple
• Cultural Humility Training with New England Arab American Organization
• Months of social media posts
• I Stand With TTD campaign of personal statements of support
• Library and Bookstore Campaign
• Faith Based Outreach
It takes a community to create a space of safety, health, and hope for all members. TTD cannot do this work along. An effective method of ending domestic violence in our neighborhoods is to no longer be silent and inactive. We invite you to join us, our neighbors, and community members as we come together to commit to ending abuse in Cumberland County. To learn about more about TTD and the ways you can get involved, continue to peruse our website and follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or give us a call 1-800-537-6066. Additionally, if you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse please call our 24 HR confidential Helpline at 1-800-537-6066. Help is a phone call away.