What will YOU do this month to raise awareness of domestic violence?
- Download some ICADV brochures to put in your workplace to help people learn it.
- Collect old cell phones and bring them to ICADV. We will give them to Verizon’s Hopeline Project where they’ll be recycled for cash grants for domestic violence organizations and shelters.
- Check out the downtown Indianapolis Power and Light building on October 11, 12, 13, 27, 28 and 29 when it will showcase a purple ribbon in lights.
- On October 22, participate in Purple Thursday and wear purple in your workplace. Here is a flyer you can use to promote it.
The 2015 National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Census of Domestic Violence Services began today at 8 am. This is a 24 hour census that collects data from all ICADV member domestic violence shelters in the state. It is the census used to develop the Domestic Violence Counts Census Report. This is the only national report that outlines the amazing work of advocates and points to the need for more resources and funding. This report is an outstanding advocacy tool used at the Federal, State and local level. Indiana has had 100% census participation from programs for the last three years and we’re working to meet that goal again.
Join us on October 27-28, 2015 for the 33rd annual conference Take it personally: Coming together to make a difference. Workshops, continuing education credits, awards luncheon … the days are chock full of important information for anyone who works with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Check out the details on our conference page.