Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2023
Updated: Oct 17
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is point in time, observed every October, to raise awareness about of domestic violence in our communities. The purpose of this month is to educate people about the warning signs of domestic violence, the effects of abuse, power and control, and how to seek help if they are experiencing abuse.
This month is important for black survivors of domestic violence because they are disproportionately affected by this issue. Research has shown that black women are more likely to experience domestic violence than women of other races. Additionally, black survivors of domestic violence often face additional barriers to seeking help, such as lack of resources, cultural stigma, and fear of retaliation.
By bringing attention to this issue during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we can help to break down these barriers and encourage black survivors to seek the support and resources they need to escape abusive situations. This month also provides an opportunity for advocates, organizations, and community members to come together to support survivors, raise awareness, and work towards ending domestic violence in all communities.
Interested or in need of services? If you yourself or someone you know is struggling with domestic violence, please reach out. We offer intakes on site during the following hours: Monday 9 am-4 pm, Tuesday 9 am-4 pm, Wednesday 9 am-4 pm, Thursday 5 pm-8 pm, and Friday 9 am-4 pm weekly. We do intakes on a walk-in basis so that you can come in whenever is convenient for you during the above-listed times, and staff will be ready and available to assist you. Our agency is located at 430 S Webster Ave, Green Bay, WI 54301. If you would like to talk to our staff on intakes directly, you can call 920-770-9278 (if no one answers, this means our staff is currently in an intake, so please leave a message including your contact info so staff can call you back). Need support outside of business hours? Call or text our crisis line at 920-600-4313.
Other local Green Bay resources for help and support:
Wise Women Gathering Place (https://www.wisewomengp.org/)
Golden House (https://www.goldenhousegb.org/ )
Catholic Charities of Green Bay (https://catholiccharitiesgb.org/)
Other Wisconsin resources for help and support:
Help of Door County (https://helpofdoorcounty.org/)
Diverse & Resilient (https://www.diverseandresilient.org/)
Hmong Family Strengthening Helpline (https://www.bbwpcoalition.org/helpline)
End Domestic Abuse WI (https://www.endabusewi.org/get-help/northeastern-region/)
Deaf Unity (https://deafunitywi.org/)
Other national resources for help and support:
National Domestic Violence Hotline (@ndvhofficial): 800-799-7233 (SAFE) or text START to 88788
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (@rainn): 1-800-656-4673
National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp (@childhelp): 1-800-422-4453
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (@nrcdv): 1-800-537-2238
Children’s Defense Fund (@childdefender1973): 202-628-8787
National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline (@deafhotline): 855-812-1001
Deaf Abused Women’s Network: 202-559-5366
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (@niwrc): 855-649-7299
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (@ncall.us): 1-608-255-0539
StrongHearts Native Helpline (@strongheartsDV)
Women’s Aid (@womens_aid)
Futures Without Violence (@futureswithoutviolence)