AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) has embarked on several major initiatives to raise awareness about this crucial issue.
The Hotline's initiatives include:
- #SeeDV Campaign: The Hotline will invite friends and partners to share their stories in its ongoing blog series,"How Do You #SeeDV?" Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SeeDV. Additional events include a webinar entitled "Conversations with Survivors" and a Facebook Live event that will give viewers a glimpse into the work of Hotline advocates. For more information, visit thehotline.org/dvam2016.
- Princesas Guerreras Campaign: The Hotline and Univision Network will partner on Princesas Guerreras, a campaign to educate and raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual abuse.
- Pass the Peace Campaign: This campaign, led by the Why Not You Foundation and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, will challenge the public to Pass the Peace by raising funds and awareness for domestic violence prevention.
- NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series – DVAM Campaign: NASCAR fans will watch as Spencer Gallagher, a member of the GMS Team, "gets on track to end domestic violence" in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. His truck will be wrapped with DVAM messaging, and The Hotline's logo will be displayed on the vehicle during three races in October.
- Wear Purple Day: Wear purple on Oct. 20 to help raise awareness about domestic violence. Share photos on social media using the hashtag #PurpleThursday!
While great progress has been made since the first DVAM was recognized in 1987, we have a long way to go in eradicating this issue that affects more than 12 million people in the U.S. each year. You can help by participating with The Hotline this month!
About the National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a non profit organization established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Operating around the clock, confidential and free of cost, The Hotline provides victims and survivors with life-saving tools and immediate support. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to TheHotline.org can chat live with advocates, and they can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources, and ways to support the organization.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline relies on the generous support of individuals, private gifts from corporations and foundations and federal grants. It is funded in part by Grant Number 90EV0426 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Administration for Children and Families. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Administration for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of HHS.
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SOURCE The National Domestic Violence Hotline