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First observed in October 1981 as a national “Day of Unity,” Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence. Communities and advocacy organizations across the country connect with the public and one another throughout the month to raise awareness about the signs of abuse and ways to stop it, and to uplift survivor stories and provide additional resources to leaders and policymakers.

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Please join us throughout the month of October to raise awareness and support survivors of domestic violence in Montgomery County.

DVCC Sponsored Events (all events are free)

Date Time What Location More Information
Oct. 4 11:30 am Press Event with Yoga to Support DVAM
(wear purple!)
600 Jefferson Plaza, Rockville  
Oct. 5 9 am Joint Montgomery County Council and County Executive Proclamation
in Honor of DVAM
Zoom Video
available here
Oct. 8 2 pm - 4   pm Breathe In, Speak Out Montgomery:
Yoga for DVAM
Zoom and Live on DVCC Facebook Video
available here 
Oct. 9 11am -1  pm Breathe In, Speak Out Montgomery:
Yoga for DVAM
Zoom and Live on DVCC Facebook Video
available here 
Oct. 12 pm  - 7   pm Webinar:
Domestic Violence and Bystander Intervention
Zoom  and Live on DVCC Facebook Video
available here 
Oct. 20 pm  - 7   pm Webinar:
Domestic Violence Red Flags:
Strangulation and Other Dangerous Behavior
Zoom  and Live on DVCC Facebook Click here
Oct. 27 pm  - 7   pm DVAM Survivor Panel Zoom  and Live on DVCC Facebook Click here
Oct. 30 7:30 pm  - 8:30  pm Breathe In, Speak Out Montgomery:
Meditation for DVAM
Live on DVCC Facebook Click here

Other Community Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Date Time What Hosted by Location More information:
Oct. 9 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Yasha Circle Ministry
Domestic Violence Awarencess Conference
Yasha Circle Ministry,
The People's Baptist Church
Virtual Click here
Oct. 18 9:30am - 12:30 am Webinar:
Power-Based Violence 101:
Supporting Survivors and their Families
JCADA Virtual Click here
Oct. 21 12:30 pm JCADA 20th Anniversary
Celebration
JCADA Virtual Click here
Oct. 22 - 24 Ongoing MCFJC Foundation 12K to
Help End Domestic Violence
MCFJC Wherever you want! More Information
Oct. 28 1 pm - 3 pm Understanding and Reducing
Bullying Among Older Adults
ElderSAFE Center Virtual Click here
Oct. 28 4 pm - 5 pm 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Awards celebration​ MNADV Virtual Click here

Do you have an event you are hosting for Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Fill our our form to be listed here.