Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month 2017

 

Go Purple is a statewide campaign commemorated in October for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  To Go Purple means to keep our community free from domestic violence related deaths.  Get involved and pledge to GO PURPLE for Safe Relationships, Safe Families, and Safe Communities.

Some ways for you to show your support:

  • Save 361.881.8888 / 1.800.580.HURT to your phone and provide to any of your loved ones in need.
  • Have a discussion with your friends and family on red flags in relationships and where to seek help if needed.
  • Reach out to our prevention and education team to book a domestic violence overview training at your school, work, or church.
  • During action week (October 15th – 21st) decorate your home and/or business with a purple ribbon.
  • On October 19th have everyone you know wear purple to show their support to end domestic violence.

 

For more ways to get involved check out the Go Purple Calendar from TCFV here.

Statistics On Domestic Violence:

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC- National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010)
  • In Texas, 158 women were killed by their intimate partner in 2015. 61% of them killed with a firearm; 78% of them killed in their home.  (TCFV.org, 2015)
  • In Texas, 10 children were killed during a domestic violence related homicide. (TCFV.org, 2015)
  • In Corpus Christi, half the homicides in 2014 were directly related to domestic and family violence. (Corpus Christi Caller Times, 2014)
  • 57% of all Texans know someone who has been in an abusive relationship. (Statewide Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence in Texas, 2011)
  • In 2016, The Women’s Shelter of South Texas provided services to 2,865 adults and children affected by domestic violence in our 12-county service area. (WSSTX Report, 2016)
  • In 2016, 1,071 adults and children sought emergency shelter at the Women’s Shelter of South Texas. (WSSTX Report, 2016)