Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Each day, the lives of millions of women, men, children, and members of the LGBTQ community are affected by domestic violence.

  • Women in the United States experience assaults and/or physical beatings every nine seconds.
  • One in four men has been a victim of physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • Each year, 5 million children witness domestic violence.
  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
  • Domestic violence occurs in one out of four to one out of three same-sex relationships.

Domestic violence affects everyone regardless of age, gender identification, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, etc.

Domestic violence is the great equalizer and goes beyond black eyes and physical harm – it includes threats, humiliation, isolation, financial abuse, and much more. These forms of violence are occurring in our communities every day. Nearly three out of four individuals personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence victims/survivors are our family, friends, loved ones, and neighbors. It is clear that domestic violence is not only a family issue, but a community issue: it is estimated that here in the United States a total of $8.3 billion are spent annually as a direct result of domestic violence. The time to take a stand is now. Support victims/survivors, speak out, and lead with love all month long to increase awareness regarding domestic violence and to foster healthier, safer communities for us to call home.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Calendar

In recognition of DVAM, WomenShelter invites you to participate in a special month long journey through our interactive DVAM Calendar.

Each day, WSLB will promote prevention education by sharing facts, statistics, and special videos. We invite you join us as we spread prevention education and raise awareness this month!

Download our Domestic Violence Awareness Month Calendar to keep track of the many ways you can increase your awareness, spread prevention, and broaden your knowledge regarding domestic violence.

Click Here to Download a PDF of our Calendar

Lead with Love on Saturday October 20, 2018

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).  Domestic Violence is a serious social and health problem. It is happening to our families, friends, and neighbors.  This October we invite you to break the silence and speak out and against domestic violence as we raise awareness and educate our community about how to put an end to abuse.

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WomenShelter of Long Beach is partnering with Long Beach Councilwoman Suzie Price to host a large-scale awareness and prevention event: Lead with Love.  We invite you to join us at this free event on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11am to 4pm at the former Citibank parking lot: 5354 E. 2nd Street Long Beach, CA 90803.  Hear from local representatives, including Councilmember Suzie Price and more. Meet local service providers all of whom are working together to make our community safer through education and prevention and enjoy free art activities, music, free resources, and light refreshments.


Saturday, October 20, 2018


Former Citibank parking lot
5354 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803


Free and all are welcome

Join us for an afternoon of

  • Art
  • Music
  • Resources
  • Giveaways
  • Face painting
  • Light refreshments
  • Special presentations by Councilwoman Suzie Price and other community leaders

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

If you are interested in becoming a Lead with Love DVAM Sponsor, please contact Tatiana Dorman at or (562) 437-7233, Ext. 27