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Every October advocates across Mecklenburg County come together to raise awareness about domestic violence. This month provides an opportunity each year to educate the community on the pattern of abusive behaviors that alter the lives of too many of our neighbors, friends and families. It is a time hold events in memory of those who have lost their lives at the hands of their abusers, and to celebrate all survivors of intimate partner violence.
CSS Celebrates Successful Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) continues to embody the heart of Community Support Service's (CSS) goal to deepen the understanding of domestic violence issues, share resources and support survivors. Throughout the month many activities occurred including four proclamations in honor of the month and survivors, County staff wearing purple, a comprehensive social media campaign and a mural installation, all while staff and volunteers ensured domestic violence resources reached thousands of people in the community.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019 highlights include:
For more information, contact Community Support Services Prevention and Intervention Services Division Director Elyse Hamilton-Childres at 980-314-8940 or Elyse.Hamilton-Childres@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov .
The issue of domestic violence affects every aspect of our community; our homes, our schools and our businesses. You can be a part of the solution!
Invite us to come and speak at your group, church, school or business. To request a speaker:
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Email it to CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. *When possible please provide two weeks notice.
We look forward to working with you!
Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.