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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)? In honor of DVAM, we invite you to join us for the community events listed below. 

 

DVAM Programming:

DJs Against Domestic Violence Present: Safe and Sound | October 10, 2018

We invite you to join us for Safe and Sound, a night of great sound to benefit SafeHouse Center! Swing by Bill’s Beer Garden to enjoy great music courtesy of DJ DC Productions, LLC, great drinks, and a great atmosphere. The dance floor will be open all night! We ask that attendees donate a $10 cover that will go directly to SafeHouse Center, which will be accepting donations in cash, credit card, check, or in the form of $10 gift cards to stores such as Meijer or Walmart. Come join us for $10 on 10/10 til 10!

First Annual Adult Prom | October 13, 2018

Over 200 guests will enjoy a night to remember while supporting victims of Domestic Violence through Safe House Center and WMWFC (Women and Men Working For Change) who join forces with those in the community who provide support to making changes and leaving an impact in the community. While prom is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for some, there are others who have never experienced a prom for whatever reason. One might wonder, if given the opportunity, would a person want to experience prom again or for the first time as an adult? This night should bring back only the best memories from our prom while creating new ones! A portion of the funds will be donated to SafeHouse Center.

Nicola’s Gives Back to Benefit SafeHouse Center! | October 14, 2018 – October 20, 2018

Nicola’s Books is giving back! For the week of Sunday, October 14th to Saturday, October 20th, Nicola’s Books will be donating 20% of its sales to SafeHouse Center! In order to donate 20% of your purchase to our organization, you must mention SafeHouse Center by name at the checkout counter. You can also participate in this fundraiser online at nicolasbooks.com – just enter the code SAFEHOUSE at checkout and 20% of the sale will be donated. 

Movie Night – How Domestic Violence Impacts Our Community | October 16, 2018

Join SafeHouse Center Executive Director, Barbara Niess-May, and domestic violence survivor and speaker, Nicole Beverly, for a discussion and screening of the documentary, “Til Death Do us Part.” The screening and discussion will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library on the 4th Floor in the Program Room. The documentary features Nicole Beverly’s story and was shown on CNN’s “Inside Evil” with Chris Cuomo. After the film, a panel discussion will feature Ms. Beverly, Ms. Niess-May and Arianne Slay (City of Ann Arbor Prosecutor), along with Eugene Rush (Sergeant with WCSO). This event is FREE and open to the public!

#PurpleFriday | October 26, 2018

Join the SafeHouse Center staff in wearing the color purple on Friday, October 26th in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)! We encourage you to use the hashtag #PurpleFriday on social media to show your support for survivors.

4th Annual Purple Run | October 27, 2018

Join us on Saturday, October 27th for the 4th Annual Purple Run, a 5k right on the University of Michigan Campus! Our goal is to raise awareness about Domestic Violence as well as funds to support direct services to survivors and their families. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to SafeHouse Center, a local nonprofit that works with survivors of domestic violence. Your registration will include a Purple Run t-shirt, medal, and various other goodies. Come help us run domestic violence out of town! Click here to register.